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United States Initial Jobless Claims

Last Release
Oct 2020
Actual
787 Thousand
Forecast
745000 Thousand
Previous
842 Thousand
Frequency
Weekly
Units In
Thousand
Next Release
Nov 5, 2020
Time to Release
6 Days 11 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
6867 Thousand
Mar 2020
162 Thousand
Nov 1968
369.68 Thousand1967 - 2020U.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.

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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell by 9 thousand to 214 thousand in the week ending January 4th, compared to an upwardly revised 223 thousand in the previous week and against markets expectations of 220 thousand new claims. It was the fourth consecutive week of decreases in jobless claims and the lowest level since the week ended November 30th, 2019.

United States Initial Jobless Claims History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Jan 9, 202013:51US Jobless Claims Fall for 4th Straight Week
Dec 26, 201913:47US Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week
Dec 19, 201913:42US Jobless Claims Fall Less than Expected
Dec 12, 201913:48US Jobless Claims Highest Since 2017
Dec 5, 201914:31US Jobless Claims Lowest Since September
Nov 27, 201913:47US Jobless Claims Fall More than Expected
Nov 21, 201913:59US Job Claims Unchanged at 5-Month High

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
749
Sep 2020
481
Aug 2020
-19,557
Apr 2020
4,314
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly2001 - 2020
Average Hourly Earnings
0.1
Sep 2020
0.3
Aug 2020
-1.3
Jun 2020
4.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly2006 - 2020
Average Weekly Hours
34.7
Sep 2020
34.6
Aug 2020
33.7
Jun 2009
34.7
May 2020
HoursMonthly2006 - 2020
Challenger Job Cuts
118,804
Sep 2020
115,762
Aug 2020
15,100
Jun 1997
671,129
Apr 2020
PersonsMonthly1994 - 2020
Continuing Jobless Claims
7,756
Oct 2020
8,465
Oct 2020
988
May 1969
24,912
May 2020
ThousandWeekly1967 - 2020
Employment Rate
56.6
Sep 2020
56.5
Aug 2020
51.3
Apr 2020
64.7
Apr 2000
%Monthly1948 - 2020

Initial Jobless Claims across North America

Initial Jobless Claims global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United States
787
Oct 2020
842
Oct 2020
162
Nov 1968
6,867
Mar 2020
ThousandWeekly1967 - 2020

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