US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week


The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 8 thousand to 216 thousand in the week ended July 13th 2019 from the previous week’s revised level of 208 thousand and in line with market expectations.

The 4-week moving average was 218,750, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 219,250 to 219,000. 

According to unadjusted data, the biggest rises were recorded in Texas (+4,603); California (+4,538); Georgia (+3,547) and Indiana (+1,863) while the largest declines were seen in Michigan (-5,665); New Jersey (-3,802); Illinois (-1,853) and Arkansas (-1,357).

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending July 6, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. 

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 6 was 1,686,000, a decrease of 42,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 5,000 from 1,723,000 to 1,728,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,701,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,250 from 1,694,750 to 1,696,000.

US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week


DOL | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
7/18/2019 12:39:42 PM