United States Initial Jobless Claims

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased to 302,000 in the week ending July 26th, 2014 from a revised 279,000 in the previous week. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 362.80 Thousand from 1967 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 695 Thousand in October of 1982 and a record low of 162 Thousand in November of 1968. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States is reported by the U.S. Department of Labor.

   
 
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United States Initial Jobless Claims


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
302.00 316.00 695.00 162.00 1967 - 2014 Thousand Weekly
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Initial jobless claims have a big impact in financial markets because unlike continued claims data which measures the number of persons claiming unemployment benefits, Initial jobless claims measures new and emerging unemployment. This page provides - United States Initial Jobless Claims - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.


US Jobless Claims Rise to 302K in Latest Week


In the week ending July 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 302,000, an increase of 23,000 from the previous week's revised level. The 4-week moving average fell to an 8-Year Low.

The 4-week moving average was 297,250, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since April 15, 2006 when it was 296,000.

The previous week's initial claims level was revised down by 5,000 from 284,000 to 279,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. 

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 19 was 2,539,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 8,000 from 2,500,000 to 2,508,000. 

DOL | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
7/31/2014 1:39:56 PM


Recent Releases

US Jobless Claims Down to Nearly 8-1/2 Year Low
In the week ending July 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 284,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since February 18, 2006 when they were 283,000. Published on 2014-07-24

US Jobless Claims Edge Down to 9-Week Low
In the week ending July 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 302,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The 4-week moving average fell to a 7-Year Low. Published on 2014-07-17


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-10 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
30/Jun 304K 315K 315K 314K
2014-07-17 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
7/JUL 302K 305K (R) 310K 295K
2014-07-24 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
14/JUL 284K 303K (R) 308K 309K
2014-07-31 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
21/JUL 302K 279K (R) 300k 298K
2014-08-07 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
28/Jul 302K 301K


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.30 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 288.00 224.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 26.00 17626.97 17626.97 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls - Private 262.00 224.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 16.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 302.00 316.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2539.00 2586.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 218.00 281.00 336.70 -842.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 146221.00 145814.00 146595.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9474.00 7560.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4694.00 4938.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.17 2.22 2.80 2.17 Percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.30 13.20 19.60 7.80 Percent [+]
Productivity 106.12 107.06 107.06 31.67 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.25 0.21 0.60 -0.15 Percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.40 62.90 68.10 57.40 Percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 46900.00 31434.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.29 10.29 10.41 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.52 19.52 19.55 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 104.08 102.55 104.08 18.26 Index Points [+]
Population 317.30 315.09 317.30 180.67 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.83 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]





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