United States Initial Jobless Claims 4-Week Average

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
Low 199.500 K 193.539 K
191.250 K
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202.652 K
199.500 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)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
14 May 2022
199.500 K
193.539 K
191.250 K
7 May 2022
192.750 K
190.242 K
188.500 K
30 Apr 2022
188.000 K
202.394 K
180.000 K
23 Apr 2022
179.750 K
193.201 K
177.500 K
16 Apr 2022
177.250 K
159.679 K
172.750 K
9 Apr 2022
172.250 K
152.643 K
170.250 K
2 Apr 2022
170.000 K
201.741 K
178.000 K
26 Mar 2022
208.500 K
202.270 K
212.000 K
19 Mar 2022
211.750 K
222.901 K
223.250 K
12 Mar 2022
223.000 K
235.609 K
231.750 K
5 Mar 2022
231.250 K
227.556 K
230.750 K
26 Feb 2022
230.500 K
224.084 K
236.500 K
19 Feb 2022
236.250 K
225.724 K
243.500 K
12 Feb 2022
243.250 K
240.975 K
253.750 K
5 Feb 2022
253.250 K
257.805 K
255.250 K
29 Jan 2022
255.000 K
262.144 K
247.250 K
22 Jan 2022
247.000 K
247.161 K
232.000 K
15 Jan 2022
231.000 K
216.001 K
211.000 K
8 Jan 2022
210.750 K
209.617 K
204.500 K
1 Jan 2022
204.500 K
209.382 K
199.750 K
25 Dec 2021
199.250 K
211.660 K
206.500 K
18 Dec 2021
206.250 K
198.361 K
203.500 K
11 Dec 2021
203.750 K
207.389 K
219.750 K
4 Dec 2021
218.750 K
223.097 K
240.000 K
27 Nov 2021
238.750 K
245.232 K
251.000 K
20 Nov 2021
252.250 K
279.494 K
273.250 K
13 Nov 2021
272.750 K
279.377 K
278.500 K
6 Nov 2021
278.000 K
274.468 K
285.250 K
30 Oct 2021
284.750 K
279.701 K
299.750 K
23 Oct 2021
299.250 K
301.878 K
320.000 K
16 Oct 2021
319.750 K
327.627 K
335.000 K
9 Oct 2021
334.250 K
348.844 K
344.750 K
2 Oct 2021
344.000 K
350.298 K
340.500 K
25 Sep 2021
340.000 K
342.079 K
335.750 K
18 Sep 2021
335.750 K
333.660 K
336.500 K
11 Sep 2021
335.750 K
336.403 K
340.000 K
4 Sep 2021
339.500 K
355.103 K
356.250 K
28 Aug 2021
355.000 K
352.886 K
366.750 K
21 Aug 2021
366.500 K
356.122 K
378.000 K
14 Aug 2021
377.750 K
393.529 K
396.750 K
7 Aug 2021
396.250 K
388.285 K
394.500 K
31 Jul 2021
394.000 K
414.466 K
394.250 K
24 Jul 2021
394.500 K
388.129 K
386.500 K
17 Jul 2021
385.250 K
356.053 K
384.500 K
10 Jul 2021
382.500 K
394.704 K
397.000 K
3 Jul 2021
394.500 K
387.604 K
394.750 K
26 Jun 2021
392.750 K
415.419 K
398.750 K
19 Jun 2021
397.750 K
402.714 K
396.250 K
12 Jun 2021
395.000 K
352.400 K
403.000 K
5 Jun 2021
402.500 K
363.359 K
428.000 K

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