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U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

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Latest Release
Jan 24, 2019
Actual
199K
Forecast
219K
Previous
212K
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
Jan 31, 2019 13:30     199K
Jan 24, 2019 13:30 199K 219K 212K
Jan 17, 2019 13:30 213K 219K 216K
Jan 10, 2019 13:30 216K 225K 233K
Jan 03, 2019 13:30 231K 220K 221K
Dec 27, 2018 13:30 216K 217K 217K

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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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