United States Initial Jobless Claims 4-Week Average

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
Low 228 K 225.125 K
223.75 K
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229.156 K
228 K
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Initial Jobless Claims 4-Week Average show the number of people filing to receive unemployment insurance benefits for the first time over the past four weeks. In other words, the indicator reflects how many people lost their jobs during the given period.

The indicator is used to assess the state of the labor market and general US economy health. Since monthly collected data are highly volatile, economists often monitor average monthly data. High volatility can stem from different factors. For example, there can be less claims due to a reduced working week (during holidays or vacations).

The systematic growth of this average indicator points to a weakening of the labor market and to an increase in unemployment. Initial jobless claims typically rise before the economy enters the recession (or decline before the economy starts to recover). Therefore, it is considered a strong leading indicator of the US economy health.

In addition, the Fed takes into account the state of the labor market in its interest rate decision. So, the growth of jobless claims registered for several months in a row can have a negative effect on US dollar quotes.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Initial Jobless Claims 4-Week Average" 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.

Date (GMT)
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1 Dec 2018
228 K
225.125 K
223.75 K
24 Nov 2018
223.25 K
218.891 K
218.5 K
17 Nov 2018
218.5 K
214.903 K
216.5 K
10 Nov 2018
215.25 K
213.114 K
213.75 K
3 Nov 2018
213.75 K
212.21 K
214 K
27 Oct 2018
213.75 K
210.697 K
212 K
20 Oct 2018
211.75 K
212.265 K
211.75 K
13 Oct 2018
211.75 K
210.931 K
209.75 K
6 Oct 2018
209.5 K
208.416 K
207 K
29 Sep 2018
207 K
207.033 K
206.5 K
22 Sep 2018
206.25 K
205.893 K
206 K
15 Sep 2018
205.75 K
207.757 K
208 K
8 Sep 2018
208 K
207.562 K
210 K
1 Sep 2018
209.5 K
210.22 K
212.25 K
25 Aug 2018
212.25 K
214.888 K
213.75 K
18 Aug 2018
213.75 K
217.818 K
215.5 K
11 Aug 2018
215.5 K
214.952 K
214.5 K
4 Aug 2018
214.25 K
214.023 K
214.75 K
28 Jul 2018
214.5 K
215.108 K
218 K
21 Jul 2018
218 K
217.08 K
220.75 K
14 Jul 2018
220.5 K
224.387 K
223.25 K
7 Jul 2018
223 K
227.387 K
224.75 K
30 Jun 2018
224.5 K
220.208 K
222.25 K
23 Jun 2018
222 K
216.827 K
221 K
16 Jun 2018
221 K
220.033 K
225 K
9 Jun 2018
224.25 K
225.528 K
225.5 K
2 Jun 2018
225.5 K
228.453 K
222.75 K
26 May 2018
222.25 K
226.746 K
219.75 K
19 May 2018
219.75 K
213.814 K
213.5 K
12 May 2018
213.25 K
211.218 K
216 K
5 May 2018
216 K
216.345 K
221.5 K
28 Apr 2018
221.5 K
226.281 K
229.25 K
21 Apr 2018
229.25 K
230.233 K
231.5 K
14 Apr 2018
231.25 K
230.413 K
230 K
7 Apr 2018
230 K
228.987 K
228.25 K
31 Mar 2018
228.25 K
224.004 K
225.25 K
24 Mar 2018
224.5 K
235.256 K
225 K
17 Mar 2018
223.75 K
224.173 K
221.5 K
10 Mar 2018
221.5 K
219.051 K
222.25 K
3 Mar 2018
222.5 K
220.39 K
220.5 K
24 Feb 2018
220.5 K
231.815 K
225.5 K
17 Feb 2018
226 K
230.697 K
228.25 K
10 Feb 2018
228.5 K
223.821 K
225 K
3 Feb 2018
224.5 K
228.599 K
234.5 K
27 Jan 2018
234.5 K
230.625 K
239.5 K
20 Jan 2018
240 K
241.484 K
243.5 K
13 Jan 2018
244.5 K
253.509 K
250.75 K
6 Jan 2018
250.75 K
245.953 K
241.75 K
30 Dec 2017
241.75 K
242.604 K
238.25 K
23 Dec 2017
237.75 K
237.173 K
236 K

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