United States Initial Jobless Claims

Initial Jobless Claims in the United States increased to 304 Thousand in the week ending April 12th, 2014 from 302 Thousand in the week ending April 5th, 2014. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States is reported by the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 362.91 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 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. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
304.00 332.00 695.00 162.00 303.25 | 2014/04 1967 - 2014 Thousand Weekly
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United States Initial Jobless Claims


CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-03-27 12:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
17/Mar-21/Mar 311K 321K (R) 325K 324K
2014-04-03 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
24/Mar-28/Mar 326K 310K (R) 317K 312K
2014-04-10 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
31/Mar-04/Apr 300K 332K (R) 320K 323K
2014-04-17 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
07/APR-11/APR 304K 302K (R) 315K 301K
2014-04-24 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
14/APR-18/APR 304K 310K 303K
2014-05-01 01:30 PM United States
Initial Jobless Claims
21/APR-25/APR 306K
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Initial Jobless Claims 304.00 2014-04-12 332.00 695.00 162.00 303.25 2014-04-19 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 192.00 2014-03-31 197.00 1114.00 -1966.00 158.00 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 191.00 2014-03-15 178.00 335.80 -828.40 183.05 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -0.04 2014-03-15 0.37 0.51 -0.13 0.27 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 2014-03-15 34.30 34.70 33.80 34.32 2014-06-30 Hours [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 34399.00 2014-03-15 41835.00 248475.00 15100.00 16705.60 2014-06-30 Persons [+]
Employed Persons 145742.00 2014-03-15 145266.00 146595.00 57635.00 146162.54 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 0.00 2014-03-15 9.00 422.00 -260.00 -17.16 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4008.00 2014-02-15 3970.00 5771.00 2134.00 3909.94 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 102.64 2013-11-15 102.67 104.05 18.26 102.47 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 2014-03-15 62.70 66.50 62.70 62.70 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2014-01-31 2.50 2.80 2.30 1.32 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1.00 2014-03-15 19.00 572.00 -519.00 14.00 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls - Private 192.00 2014-03-15 188.00 1089.00 -821.00 161.29 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Productivity 106.92 2013-11-15 106.59 106.92 31.67 107.89 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Unemployed Persons 10486.00 2014-03-15 10459.00 15382.00 1596.00 10168.89 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Wages 10.31 2014-03-15 10.34 10.41 9.88 10.37 2014-06-30 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.51 2014-03-15 19.50 19.55 1.27 19.53 2014-04-30 USD [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.50 2014-03-15 14.40 19.60 7.80 13.23 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 2013-01-01 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 2014-06-30 [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 2013-01-01 66.00 66.00 65.83 66.00 2014-06-30 [+]
Population 317.30 2013-12-31 315.09 315.09 180.67 318.41 2014-06-30 Million [+]
Unemployment Rate 6.70 2014-03-31 6.70 10.80 2.50 6.30 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2739.00 2014-04-05 2750.00 6635.00 988.00 2732.29 2014-04-12 Thousand [+]
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US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly

In the week ending April 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 300,000 to 302,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.

The 4-week moving average was 312,000, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since October 6, 2007 when it was 302,000. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 316,250 to 316,750. 

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent for the week ending April 5, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate of 2.1 percent. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 5 was 2,739,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for insured unemployment since December 15, 2007 when it was 2,737,000. The previous week's level was revised down by 26,000 from 2,776,000 to 2,750,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,785,250, a decrease of 32,500 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since January 19, 2008 when it was 2,777,500. The previous week's average was revised down by 6,500 from 2,824,250 to 2,817,750.  

U.S. Department of Labor | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/17/2014 1:36:12 PM

RECENT RELEASES

US Jobless Claims Down to Nearly 7-Year Low
In the week ending April 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 300,000, a decrease of 32,000 from the previous week's revised level. The last time initial claims were this low was May 12, 2007 when they were 297,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. Published on 2014-04-10

US Jobless Claims Rise by 16K in Latest Week
In the week ending March 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 326,000, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 310,000. The 4-week moving average was 319,500, an increase of 250 from the previous week's revised average of 319,250. Published on 2014-04-03


Initial Jobless Claims | Notes
The data given on this page shows the number of jobless claims filed by individuals seeking to receive state jobless benefits in the United States in a period of one week. Initial Jobless Claims report provides a timely, but often misleading, indicator of the direction of the economy, with increases (decreases) in claims potentially signaling slowing (accelerating) job growth. On a weekly basis, the number of claims may be quite volatile, and many analysts track a four-week moving average instead. It typically takes a sustained move of at least 30K in claims to signal a meaningful change in job growth.


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