The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 2K to 231K in the week that ended June 25th, compared with market forecasts of 228K, pointing to tight labour conditions. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, initial claims rose by 1,060 from the previous week to 207,421, with notable increases seen in New Jersey (+5,471), Massachusetts (+3,152), Ohio (+2,472) and Kentucky (+1.501). The 4-week moving average was 231,750, an increase of 7,250 from the previous week's upwardly revised average. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 369.82 Thousand from 1967 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 6137 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 162 Thousand in November of 1968. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Initial Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Initial Jobless Claims - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Initial Jobless Claims in the United States is expected to be 215.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Initial Jobless Claims is projected to trend around 220.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Initial Jobless Claims



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-23 12:30 PM 18/Jun 229K 231K 227K 227K
2022-06-30 12:30 PM 25/Jun 231K 233K 228K 218K
2022-07-07 12:30 PM 02/Jul 231K 230K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Initial Jobless Claims 231.00 233.00 Thousand Jun 2022
Continuing Jobless Claims 1328.00 1331.00 Thousand Jun 2022
Labour Costs 127.95 124.20 points Mar 2022
Productivity 110.98 113.17 points Mar 2022
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 231.75 224.50 Thousand Jun 2022
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 0.90 1.55 Thousand Dec 2021

United States Initial Jobless Claims
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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
231.00 233.00 6137.00 162.00 1967 - 2022 Thousand Weekly
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US Jobless Claims Fall Less than Expected
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 2K to 231K in the week that ended June 25th, compared with market forecasts of 228K, pointing to tight labour conditions. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, initial claims rose by 1,060 from the previous week to 207,421, with notable increases seen in New Jersey (+5,471), Massachusetts (+3,152), Ohio (+2,472) and Kentucky (+1.501). The 4-week moving average was 231,750, an increase of 7,250 from the previous week's upwardly revised average.
2022-06-30
Initial Jobless Claims Fall Less than Expected
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 2K to 229K in the week that ended June 18th, below market forecasts of 227K, pointing again to a tight labor market. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, initial claims fell by 3,255 from the previous week to 202,844, with notable decreases seen in Illinois (-2,476) and Florida (-1,257), while the main increase was seen in Michigan (+1,863). The 4-week moving average was 223,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's upwardly revised average.
2022-06-23
Initial Claims Fall Less than Expected
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 3K to 229K in the week ended June 11th, below market forecasts of 210K pointing again to the exceptionally tight labor market. Meanwhile, on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, initial claims increased by 17,695 from the previous week to 204,461, with notable gain seen in Florida (+2,098), Georgia (+2,060), Pennsylvania (+1,134), Missouri (+1,053), and Illinois (+827). The 4-week moving average was 218,500, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average.
2022-06-16