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U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

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Latest Release
Oct 19, 2017
Actual
222K
Forecast
240K
Previous
244K
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
Oct 26, 2017 13:30   235K 222K
Oct 19, 2017 13:30 222K 240K 244K
Oct 12, 2017 13:30 243K 251K 258K
Oct 05, 2017 13:30 260K 265K 272K
Sep 28, 2017 13:30 272K 270K 260K
Sep 21, 2017 13:30 259K 300K 282K

News

U.S. jobless claims hit more than 44-year low
U.S. jobless claims hit more than 44-year low By Reuters - Oct 19, 2017

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth ...

Stocks- U.S. Futures Point to Low Opening Bell
Stocks- U.S. Futures Point to Low Opening Bell By Investing.com - Oct 19, 2017

Investing.com – U.S. futures pointed to a lower opening on Wall Street Thursday as investors wait for economic data and earnings results. The S&P 500 futures decreased 13 points or 0.54% as...

Forex - Dollar Index Edges Lower, U.S. Data Ahead
Forex - Dollar Index Edges Lower, U.S. Data Ahead By Investing.com - Oct 19, 2017

Investing.com - The dollar edged lower against other major counterparts on Thursday, as investors eyed upcoming U.S. economic reports amid ongoing speculation surrounding the next head of the Federal ...

Analysis

Kathy Lien
5 Reasons Behind Thursday's Big Forex Moves By Kathy Lien - Oct 19, 2017

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. Thursday was an exceptionally active day in the foreign-exchange market with many major currency pairs unwinding ...

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Bob Carolgees
Bob Carolgees Jan 14, 2016 13:28 GMT
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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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