United States Initial Jobless Claims  1967-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 6 thousand to 213 thousand in the week ending August 4 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 219 thousand. It compares with market consensus of 220 thousand. According to unadjusted data, the largest declines were seen in Kentucky (-3,085), Arizona (-461) and Georgia (-295) while the biggest increases were reported in California (+1,680), Pennsylvania (+1,362), Oregon (+682) and Washington (+627). Claims dropped in Virgin Islands (-4) but increased in Puerto Rico (+416). Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 354.50 Thousand from 1967 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 695 Thousand in October of 1982 and a record low of 162 Thousand in November of 1968.

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US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall to 213K


The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 6 thousand to 213 thousand in the week ending August 4 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 219 thousand. It compares with market consensus of 220 thousand.

The 4-week moving average was 214,250, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,500 to 214,750. 

According to unadjusted data, the largest declines were seen in Kentucky (-3,085), Arizona (-461) and Georgia (-295) while the biggest increases were reported in California (+1,680), Pennsylvania (+1,362), Oregon (+682) and Washington (+627). Claims dropped in Virgin Islands (-4) but increased in Puerto Rico (+416).

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending July 28, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 28 was 1,755,000, an increase of 29,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 2,000 from 1,724,000 to 1,726,000. It compares with market expectations of 1,740,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,745,250, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 1,741,750 to 1,742,250. 


DOL | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
8/9/2018 1:18:15 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-26 12:30 PM Initial Jobless Claims 217K 208K 215K 214K
2018-08-02 12:30 PM Initial Jobless Claims 218K 217K 220K 219K
2018-08-09 12:30 PM Initial Jobless Claims 213K 219K 220K 217K
2018-08-16 12:30 PM Initial Jobless Claims 213K 215K 217K
2018-08-23 12:30 PM Initial Jobless Claims 217K
2018-08-30 12:30 PM Initial Jobless Claims 217K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 157.00 248.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 170.00 234.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -13.00 14.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 37.00 33.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 213.00 219.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1755.00 1726.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 219.00 181.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155965.00 155576.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6280.00 6564.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.60 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.80 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.35 109.59 109.59 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6653.00 6671.00 7195.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6662.00 6659.00 6840.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 27122.00 37202.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.65 22.62 22.65 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.89 4.52 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.43 21.40 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 [+]
Employment Rate 60.50 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129021.00 128568.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 27028.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
213.00 219.00 695.00 162.00 1967 - 2018 Thousand Weekly
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