The 4-week moving average of US jobless claims, which removes week-to-week volatility, rose to 848 thousand in the week ended January 16th, the highest level since late September. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States averaged 371.51 Thousand from 1967 until 2021, 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States is expected to be 600.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States to stand at 350.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average is projected to trend around 300.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
848.00 824.50 5790.25 179.00 1967 - 2021 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-31 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-Week Average 26/Dec 836.75K 819K 843K
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average Jan/02 818.75K 837.5K 810K
2021-01-14 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average Jan/09 834.25K 816K 793.25K
2021-01-21 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average Jan/16 848K 824.5K 861.5K
2021-01-28 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average Jan/23 848K 890.25K
2021-02-04 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average Jan/30
2021-02-11 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average Feb/06
2021-02-18 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average Feb/13

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.70 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -140.00 336.00 4781.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private -95.00 417.00 4729.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -45.00 -81.00 465.00 -952.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 38.00 35.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 900.00 926.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 5054.00 5181.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change -123.00 304.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 149830.00 149809.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 10736.00 10728.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.80 0.30 4.70 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.80 34.80 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.50 61.50 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.46 2.45 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.50 11.60 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 115.75 117.74 117.74 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 112.34 111.08 112.34 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6301.00 7097.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6527.00 6632.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 77030.00 64797.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.09 24.87 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.22 23.08 23.22 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.11 1.89 13.78 -6.64 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.50 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 57.40 57.40 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 124689.00 124345.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 423.73 284.89 1352.18 31.95 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 24917.00 25384.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 848.00 824.50 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]