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U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

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Latest Release
Jul 18, 2024
Actual
243K
Forecast
229K
Previous
223K
Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of people who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week. This is the most timely U.S. economic data, but the market impact varies from week to week.
A reading that is higher than forecast is generally negative (bearish) for the USD, while a lower than forecast reading is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD.
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Source: Department of Labor
U.S. Initial Jobless Claims
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Aug 01, 2024 13:30      
Jul 25, 2024 13:30   237K 243K
Jul 18, 2024 13:30 243K 229K 223K
Jul 11, 2024 13:30 222K 236K 239K
Jul 03, 2024 13:30 238K 234K 234K
Jun 27, 2024 13:30 233K 236K 239K

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Initial Jobless Claims Discussion

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Bob Carolgees
Bob Carolgees Jan 14, 2016 13:28
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the text for this release needs altering (still) it reads as bullish whatever happens, I think most people now what the correct statement is but why have anything at all if you are going to leave it incorrect for so long?
 
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