United States Initial Jobless Claims 4-Week Average

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
Low 534.000 K 586.379 K
562.250 K
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547.422 K
534.000 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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Previous
8 May 2021
534.000 K
586.379 K
562.250 K
1 May 2021
560.000 K
632.055 K
621.000 K
24 Apr 2021
611.750 K
667.836 K
655.750 K
17 Apr 2021
651.000 K
704.357 K
678.750 K
10 Apr 2021
683.000 K
722.541 K
730.250 K
3 Apr 2021
723.750 K
728.656 K
721.250 K
27 Mar 2021
719.000 K
742.376 K
729.500 K
20 Mar 2021
736.000 K
753.941 K
749.000 K
13 Mar 2021
746.250 K
776.273 K
762.250 K
6 Mar 2021
759.000 K
800.834 K
793.000 K
27 Feb 2021
790.750 K
822.207 K
807.500 K
20 Feb 2021
807.750 K
829.989 K
828.250 K
13 Feb 2021
833.250 K
837.447 K
836.750 K
6 Feb 2021
823.000 K
860.126 K
856.500 K
30 Jan 2021
848.250 K
860.123 K
849.500 K
23 Jan 2021
868.000 K
843.100 K
851.750 K
16 Jan 2021
848.000 K
828.400 K
824.500 K
9 Jan 2021
834.250 K
829.573 K
816.000 K
2 Jan 2021
818.750 K
829.432 K
837.500 K
26 Dec 2020
836.750 K
817.192 K
819.000 K
19 Dec 2020
818.250 K
796.000 K
814.250 K
12 Dec 2020
812.500 K
759.258 K
778.250 K
5 Dec 2020
776.000 K
745.321 K
740.500 K
28 Nov 2020
739.500 K
746.612 K
750.750 K
21 Nov 2020
748.500 K
749.968 K
743.500 K
14 Nov 2020
742.000 K
772.560 K
755.750 K
7 Nov 2020
755.250 K
788.982 K
788.500 K
31 Oct 2020
787.000 K
801.132 K
791.000 K
24 Oct 2020
787.750 K
840.562 K
812.250 K
17 Oct 2020
811.250 K
863.812 K
832.750 K
10 Oct 2020
866.250 K
864.271 K
858.250 K
3 Oct 2020
857.000 K
874.996 K
870.250 K
26 Sep 2020
867.250 K
897.493 K
879.000 K
19 Sep 2020
878.250 K
944.077 K
913.500 K
12 Sep 2020
912.000 K
984.503 K
973.000 K
5 Sep 2020
970.750 K
1033.422 K
992.500 K
29 Aug 2020
991.750 K
1126.413 K
1069.250 K
22 Aug 2020
1068.000 K
1220.350 K
1175.250 K
15 Aug 2020
1175.750 K
1302.736 K
1254.750 K
8 Aug 2020
1252.750 K
1362.240 K
1339.000 K
1 Aug 2020
1337.750 K
1374.134 K
1368.750 K
25 Jul 2020
1368.500 K
1377.344 K
1362.000 K
18 Jul 2020
1360.250 K
1416.377 K
1376.750 K
11 Jul 2020
1375.000 K
1482.366 K
1435.000 K
4 Jul 2020
1437.250 K
1707.887 K
1500.250 K
27 Jun 2020
1503.750 K
512.992 K
1621.250 K
20 Jun 2020
1620.750 K
515.969 K
1781.500 K
13 Jun 2020
1773.500 K
1059.147 K
2008.000 K
6 Jun 2020
2002.000 K
365.300 K
2288.250 K
30 May 2020
2284.000 K
5834.830 K
2608.750 K

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