The 4-week moving average of US initial jobless claims, which removes week-to-week volatility, eased for a fourth straight week to 3.042 million in the week ended May 16th.

Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States averaged 361.94 Thousand from 1967 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5790.25 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 179 Thousand in May of 1969. This page provides - United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020. source: U.S. Department of Labor

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United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3042.00 3543.00 5790.25 179.00 1967 - 2020 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.70 4.40 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -20500.00 -870.00 1118.00 -20500.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private -19520.00 -842.00 1092.00 -19520.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -980.00 -28.00 427.00 -980.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1330.00 -34.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 2438.00 2687.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 25073.00 22548.00 25073.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change -20236.00 -149.00 314.00 -20236.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 133403.00 155772.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 23078.00 7140.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 4.70 0.50 4.70 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.20 34.10 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.20 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.60 0.71 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 27.40 10.30 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.96 111.65 112.96 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 107.60 108.28 108.28 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6060.00 6597.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6191.00 7004.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 671129.00 222288.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.12 24.08 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.80 22.56 22.80 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth -0.78 3.26 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.13 327.17 329.13 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 51.30 60.00 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 114322.00 129298.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 3042.00 3543.00 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 19106.00 26553.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]