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Initial Jobless Claims show the number of people filing to receive unemployment insurance benefits for the first time over the past week.
The indicator is used to assess the state of the labor market. Since the weekly flow of data causes high volatility, the four-week average values are used most often for interpretation.
The indicator growth can have a negative effect on US dollar quotes.
The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Initial Jobless Claims" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values of the economic indicator for the specified dates.
A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.