United States Initial Jobless Claims 4-Week Average

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
Low 234.750 K 233.570 K
233.750 K
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
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232.699 K
234.750 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.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

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
13 Jul 2024
234.750 K
233.570 K
233.750 K
6 Jul 2024
233.500 K
235.111 K
238.750 K
29 Jun 2024
238.500 K
237.270 K
236.250 K
22 Jun 2024
236.000 K
238.173 K
233.000 K
15 Jun 2024
232.750 K
229.376 K
227.250 K
8 Jun 2024
227.000 K
220.237 K
222.250 K
1 Jun 2024
222.250 K
221.812 K
223.000 K
25 May 2024
222.500 K
223.811 K
220.000 K
18 May 2024
219.750 K
216.315 K
218.000 K
11 May 2024
217.750 K
215.030 K
215.250 K
4 May 2024
215.000 K
206.686 K
210.250 K
27 Apr 2024
210.000 K
211.085 K
213.500 K
20 Apr 2024
213.250 K
224.791 K
214.500 K
13 Apr 2024
214.500 K
212.001 K
214.500 K
6 Apr 2024
214.250 K
220.033 K
214.500 K
30 Mar 2024
214.250 K
204.258 K
211.500 K
23 Mar 2024
211.000 K
211.537 K
211.750 K
16 Mar 2024
211.250 K
209.595 K
208.750 K
9 Mar 2024
208.000 K
210.983 K
208.500 K
2 Mar 2024
212.250 K
212.554 K
213.000 K
24 Feb 2024
212.500 K
216.051 K
215.500 K
17 Feb 2024
215.250 K
214.173 K
218.750 K
10 Feb 2024
218.500 K
208.582 K
212.750 K
3 Feb 2024
212.250 K
208.493 K
208.500 K
27 Jan 2024
207.750 K
199.650 K
202.500 K
20 Jan 2024
202.250 K
200.794 K
203.750 K
13 Jan 2024
203.250 K
206.190 K
208.000 K
6 Jan 2024
207.750 K
205.669 K
208.000 K
30 Dec 2023
207.750 K
211.324 K
212.500 K
23 Dec 2023
212.000 K
207.013 K
212.250 K
16 Dec 2023
212.000 K
207.673 K
213.500 K
9 Dec 2023
213.250 K
219.554 K
221.000 K
2 Dec 2023
220.750 K
221.717 K
220.250 K
25 Nov 2023
220.000 K
219.133 K
220.500 K
18 Nov 2023
220.000 K
224.583 K
220.750 K
11 Nov 2023
220.250 K
211.863 K
212.500 K
4 Nov 2023
212.250 K
211.400 K
210.750 K
28 Oct 2023
210.000 K
209.276 K
208.000 K
21 Oct 2023
207.500 K
205.993 K
206.250 K
14 Oct 2023
205.750 K
207.494 K
206.750 K
7 Oct 2023
206.250 K
209.870 K
209.250 K
30 Sep 2023
208.750 K
213.998 K
211.250 K
23 Sep 2023
211.000 K
220.749 K
217.250 K
16 Sep 2023
217.000 K
226.876 K
224.750 K
9 Sep 2023
224.500 K
233.379 K
229.500 K
2 Sep 2023
229.250 K
237.133 K
237.750 K
26 Aug 2023
237.500 K
235.508 K
237.250 K
19 Aug 2023
236.750 K
232.632 K
234.500 K
12 Aug 2023
234.250 K
229.631 K
231.500 K
5 Aug 2023
231.000 K
231.005 K
228.250 K

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