United States Initial Jobless Claims 4-Week Average

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
Low 2608 K 7077.097 K
3044 K
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5834.83 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.

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23 May 2020
2608 K
7077.097 K
3044 K
16 May 2020
3042 K
2597.139 K
3543 K
9 May 2020
3616.5 K
-7381.21 K
4180.5 K
2 May 2020
4173.5 K
10181.696 K
5035 K
25 Apr 2020
5033.25 K
11075.813 K
5790.25 K
18 Apr 2020
5786.5 K
4437.899 K
5506.5 K
11 Apr 2020
5508.5 K
1195.143 K
4267.75 K
4 Apr 2020
4265.5 K
-32489.204 K
2666.75 K
28 Mar 2020
2612 K
31138.825 K
1004.25 K
21 Mar 2020
998.25 K
239.423 K
232.5 K
14 Mar 2020
232.25 K
216.41 K
215.75 K
7 Mar 2020
214 K
215.212 K
212.75 K
29 Feb 2020
213 K
209.947 K
209.75 K
22 Feb 2020
209.75 K
207.603 K
209.25 K
15 Feb 2020
209 K
210.901 K
212.25 K
8 Feb 2020
212 K
208.432 K
212 K
1 Feb 2020
211.75 K
221.711 K
214.75 K
25 Jan 2020
214.5 K
210.023 K
216.25 K
18 Jan 2020
213.25 K
206.734 K
216.5 K
11 Jan 2020
216.25 K
215.977 K
224 K
4 Jan 2020
224 K
236.641 K
233.5 K
28 Dec 2019
233.25 K
225.606 K
228.5 K
21 Dec 2019
228 K
229.672 K
225.75 K
14 Dec 2019
225.5 K
225.902 K
224 K
7 Dec 2019
224 K
214.858 K
217.75 K
30 Nov 2019
217.75 K
217.544 K
219.75 K
23 Nov 2019
219.75 K
222.799 K
221.25 K
16 Nov 2019
221 K
218.182 K
217.5 K
9 Nov 2019
217 K
214.622 K
215.25 K
2 Nov 2019
215.25 K
214.164 K
215 K
26 Oct 2019
214.75 K
214.131 K
215.25 K
19 Oct 2019
215 K
214.436 K
215.75 K
12 Oct 2019
214.75 K
215.32 K
213.75 K
5 Oct 2019
213.75 K
213.95 K
212.75 K
28 Sep 2019
212.5 K
212.43 K
212.5 K
21 Sep 2019
212 K
211.493 K
212.75 K
14 Sep 2019
212.25 K
213.44 K
213 K
7 Sep 2019
212.5 K
217.439 K
216.75 K
31 Aug 2019
216.25 K
209.499 K
214.75 K
24 Aug 2019
214.5 K
214.126 K
215 K
17 Aug 2019
214.5 K
216.204 K
214 K
10 Aug 2019
213.75 K
217.443 K
212.75 K
3 Aug 2019
212.25 K
211.845 K
212 K
27 Jul 2019
211.5 K
207.909 K
213.25 K
20 Jul 2019
213 K
217.046 K
218.75 K
13 Jul 2019
218.75 K
216.059 K
219 K
6 Jul 2019
219.25 K
223.426 K
222.5 K
29 Jun 2019
222.25 K
218.814 K
221.75 K
22 Jun 2019
221.25 K
218.653 K
219 K
15 Jun 2019
218.75 K
223.076 K
217.75 K

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