Continuing jobless claims in the US, which measure unemployed people who have been receiving unemployment benefits for a while, rose to 5.271 million in the week ended January 2nd, from 5.072 million a week before and above market expectations of 5.061 million. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 2805.71 Thousand from 1967 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 24912 Thousand in May of 2020 and a record low of 988 Thousand in May of 1969. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Continuing Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Continuing Jobless Claims - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States is expected to be 5000.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States to stand at 3900.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Continuing Jobless Claims is projected to trend around 2700.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Continuing Jobless Claims

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5271.00 5072.00 24912.00 988.00 1967 - 2021 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-23 01:30 PM 12/Dec 5337K 5507K 5558K 5490K
2020-12-31 01:30 PM 19/Dec 5219K 5322K 5390K 5290K
2021-01-07 01:30 PM 26/Dec 5072K 5198K 5200K 4980K
2021-01-14 01:30 PM 02/Jan 5271K 5072K 5061K 4850K
2021-01-21 01:30 PM 09/Jan 5271K 5500K 5540K
2021-01-28 01:30 PM 16/Jan 5150K
2021-02-04 01:30 PM 23/Jan
2021-02-11 01:30 PM 30/Jan


United States Continuing Jobless Claims
Continuing Jobless Claims refer to actual number of unemployed and currently receiving unemployment benefits who filed for unemployment benefits at least two weeks ago.