Search Icon
FXEMPIRE
icon
Advertisement
Advertisement

Search Indicator:

Choose Country
icon
Choose Indicator
icon

United States Initial Jobless Claims

Last Release
Jan 21, 2023
Actual
186
Units In
Thousand
Previous
192
Frequency
Weekly
Next Release
Feb 02, 2023
Time to Release
6 Days 8 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
6,149
Apr 2020
162
Nov 1968
368.24 Thousand1967-2023U.S. Department of Labor
Initial jobless claims have a big impact in financial markets because unlike continued claims data which measures the number of persons claiming unemployment benefits, Initial jobless claims measures new and emerging unemployment.

Latest Updates

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 from the previous week’s downwardly revised value to 186,000 on the week ending January 21st, the lowest since April, and well below expectations of 205,000. The result further consolidated evidence of a tight labor market despite elevated tech layoffs and the Federal Reserve’s aggressive tightening path last year. The 4-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, fell by 9,250 to 197,500, the lowest since early May. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, initial claims fell by 63,849 to 224,481, with significant decreases in California (15,033) and New York (4,975).

United States Initial Jobless Claims History

Last 12 readings

United States Labour Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
235
Dec 2022
182
Nov 2022
-19,392
Apr 2020
4,350
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly2001-2022
Average Hourly Earnings
0.3
Dec 2022
0.4
Nov 2022
-1.3
Jun 2020
4.6
Apr 2020
%Monthly2006-2022
Average Hourly Earnings YoY
4.6
Dec 2022
4.8
Nov 2022
0.3
Apr 2021
8.2
Apr 2020
%Monthly2007-2022
Average Weekly Hours
34.3
Dec 2022
34.4
Nov 2022
33.7
Jun 2009
35
Jan 2021
HoursMonthly2006-2022
Challenger Job Cuts
43,651
Dec 2022
76,835
Nov 2022
14,875
Nov 2021
671,129
Apr 2020
PersonsMonthly1994-2022
Continuing Jobless Claims
1,675
Jan 2023
1,655
Jan 2023
988
May 1969
23,128
May 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2023
Employment Cost Index
1.2
Sep 2022
1.3
Jun 2022
0.2
Jun 2015
2
Sep 1982
%Quarterly1982-2022
Employment Cost Index Benefits
1
Sep 2022
1.2
Jun 2022
0.1
Mar 1997
2.7
Sep 1982
N/A1982-2022
Employment Cost Index Wages
1.3
Sep 2022
1.4
Jun 2022
0.2
Jun 2015
1.6
Sep 1982
N/A1982-2022
Employment Rate
60.1
Dec 2022
59.9
Nov 2022
51.3
Apr 2020
64.7
Apr 2000
%Monthly1948-2022
Full Time Employment
132,299
Dec 2022
132,320
Nov 2022
64,640
Jan 1968
132,800
May 2022
ThousandMonthly1968-2022
Government Payrolls
3
Dec 2022
54
Nov 2022
-921
Apr 2020
452
Aug 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Initial Jobless Claims
186
Jan 2023
192
Jan 2023
162
Nov 1968
6,149
Apr 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2023
Job Offers
10,458
Nov 2022
10,334
Oct 2022
2,232
Jul 2009
11,549
Mar 2022
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Job Quits
4,173
Nov 2022
4,047
Oct 2022
1,555
Aug 2009
4,510
Nov 2021
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Job Vacancies
9,756
Nov 2022
10,752
Oct 2022
2,157
Dec 2009
12,086
Jul 2022
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Jobless Claims 4-week Average
197.5
Jan 2023
206.75
Jan 2023
170.5
Apr 2022
5,288.25
Apr 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2023
Labor Force Participation Rate
62.3
Dec 2022
62.2
Nov 2022
58.1
Dec 1954
67.3
Jan 2000
%Monthly1948-2022
Labour Costs
126.6
Sep 2022
126.52
Jun 2022
17.01
Mar 1950
127.98
Mar 2022
PointsQuarterly1950-2022
Long Term Unemployment Rate
0.65
Dec 2022
0.74
Nov 2022
0.08
May 1953
4.4
Apr 2010
%Monthly1948-2022
Manufacturing Payrolls
8
Dec 2022
8
Nov 2022
-1,715
Sep 1945
655
Apr 1946
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Minimum Wages
7.25
Dec 2022
7.25
Dec 2021
0.25
Dec 1938
7.25
Dec 2009
USD/HourYearly1938-2022
Non Farm Payrolls
223
Dec 2022
256
Nov 2022
-20,679
Apr 2020
4,846
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private
220
Dec 2022
202
Nov 2022
-19,572
Apr 2020
4,510
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims
0.9
Dec 2021
1.55
Dec 2021
0.9
Dec 2021
1,352.29
May 2020
ThousandWeekly2020-2021
Part Time Employment
26,794
Dec 2022
26,092
Nov 2022
10,086
Jan 1968
28,134
Jul 2013
ThousandMonthly1968-2022
Population
334.23
Dec 2022
332.4
Dec 2021
76.09
Dec 1900
334.23
Dec 2022
MillionYearly1900-2022
Productivity
113.27
Sep 2022
113.04
Jun 2022
25.97
Mar 1950
113.27
Sep 2022
PointsQuarterly1950-2022
Retirement Age Men
66.33
Dec 2022
66.17
Dec 2021
66
Dec 2009
66.33
Dec 2022
Yearly2009-2022
Retirement Age Women
66.33
Dec 2022
66.17
Dec 2021
66
Dec 2009
66.33
Dec 2022
Yearly2009-2022
Unemployed Persons
5,722
Dec 2022
6,000
Nov 2022
1,596
May 1953
23,038
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1948-2022
Unemployment Rate
3.5
Dec 2022
3.6
Nov 2022
2.5
May 1953
14.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948-2022
Wage Growth
6.17
Nov 2022
6.68
Oct 2022
-5.88
Mar 2009
15.31
Apr 2021
%Monthly1960-2022
Wages
28.07
Dec 2022
28.1
Nov 2022
2.5
Jan 1964
28.1
Nov 2022
USD/HourMonthly1964-2022
Wages In Manufacturing
25.66
Dec 2022
25.58
Nov 2022
1.27
Jan 1950
25.66
Dec 2022
USD/HourMonthly1950-2022
Youth Unemployment Rate
8.2
Dec 2022
8.2
Nov 2022
4.8
May 1951
27.4
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948-2022

Initial Jobless Claims across North America

Initial Jobless Claims global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United States
186
Jan 2023
192
Jan 2023
162
Nov 1968
6,149
Apr 2020
Thousand Weekly1967-2023

Trade With A Regulated Broker