United States Initial Jobless Claims 1967-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Initial Jobless Claims in the United States increased to 281 thousand in the week ending June 27 of 2015 from 271 thousand in the previous week. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 361.15 Thousand from 1967 until 2015, 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
281.00 277.00 695.00 162.00 1967 - 2015 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. Content for - United States Initial Jobless Claims - was last refreshed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-18 01:30 PM 13/Jun 267K 279K 275K 280K
2015-06-25 01:30 PM 20/Jun 271K 268K (R) 272K 269K
2015-07-02 01:30 PM 27/Jun 281K 271K 270K 254K
2015-07-09 01:30 PM 4/Jul 281K 253K
2015-07-16 01:30 PM 11/Jul 254K
2015-07-23 01:30 PM 18/Jul 255K


Jobless Claims at 5-Week High


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased by 10,000 to 281,000 in the week ended June 27th from 271,000 in the previous week.

The 4-week moving average was 274,750, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 273,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.7 percent for the week ending June 20, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 20 was 2,264,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 2,000 from 2,247,000 to 2,249,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,252,500, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 2,237,000 to 2,237,500. 

DOL | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/2/2015 1:41:01 PM


Recent Releases

Jobless Claims Edge Up in The Latest Week
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased by 3,000 to 271,000 in the week ended June 20th from an upwardly revised 268,000 in the previous week.
Published on 2015-06-25

Jobless Claims at 5-Week Low
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 12,000 to 267,000 in the week ended June 13th from 279,000 in the previous week.
Published on 2015-06-18

Jobless Claims Edged Up In Latest Week
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose by 2,000 to 279,000 in the week ended June 6th from the previous week. The 4-week moving average was 278,750, an increase of 3,750 from the previous week.
Published on 2015-06-11

Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell by 8,000 to 276,000 in the week ended May 30th from the previous week. The 4-week moving average increased while continuing claims reached the lowest since late 2000.
Published on 2015-06-04


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 254.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 0.00 4.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 223.00 262.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 7.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 281.00 277.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2264.00 2272.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 237.00 203.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148795.00 148523.00 148795.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8674.00 8549.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5851.00 5048.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.59 1.61 2.80 1.59 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 11.60 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.57 106.41 106.98 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.00 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 44842.00 41034.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.53 10.54 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.80 19.81 19.81 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 107.00 104.91 107.00 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 318.86 316.50 318.86 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Job Offers 5376.00 5109.00 5376.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.55 4.10 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Initial Jobless Claims Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
France 16.20 May/15 26.20 74.40 -60.90 Thousand [+]
United States 281.00 Jun/15 277.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]