US jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week


The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 8 thousand to 215 thousand in the week ended July 27th 2019 from the previous week’s revised level of 207 thousand and compared with market expectations of 212 thousand.

The 4-week moving average was 211,500, a decrease of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 213,000 to 213,250. 

According to unadjusted data, the biggest rises were seen in Illinois (+2,439); Iowa (+752) and Washington (+133) while the largest declines were seen in Michigan (-4,543); Kentucky (-3,402) and Georgia (-2,027).

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending July 20, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. 

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 20 was 1,699,000, an increase of 22,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 1,000 from 1,676,000 to 1,677,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,698,250, an increase of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 1,697,250 to 1,697,500.

US jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week


DOL | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
8/1/2019 12:37:18 PM