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U.S. Initial Jobless Claims


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Jun 22, 2017
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.
Currency: USD
Source: Department of Labor
U.S. Initial Jobless Claims
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Jun 29, 2017 13:30   240K 241K
Jun 22, 2017 13:30 241K 240K 238K
Jun 15, 2017 13:30 237K 242K 245K
Jun 08, 2017 13:30 245K 240K 255K
Jun 01, 2017 13:30 248K 239K 235K
May 25, 2017 13:30 234K 238K 233K


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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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