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U.S. Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.

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U.S. Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.

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Latest Release
Oct 21, 2021
Actual
319.75K
Previous
335.00K
Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of people who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week.

A four week moving average is used to smooth the data as the week to week numbers can be rather volatile.

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. Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Oct 28, 2021 13:30     319.75K
Oct 21, 2021 13:30 319.75K   335.00K
Oct 14, 2021 13:30 334.25K   344.75K
Oct 07, 2021 13:30 344.00K   340.50K
Sep 30, 2021 13:30 340.00K   335.75K
Sep 23, 2021 13:30 335.75K   336.50K

News

NewsBreak: Weekly Jobless Claims Hit Highest Since July
NewsBreak: Weekly Jobless Claims Hit Highest Since July By Investing.com - Nov 14, 2019

Investing.com -- The number of Americans making initial claims for jobless benefits rose to the highest level since late June last week, in a fresh sign that the economy is weakening under the impact...

Analysis

Ryan Anderson
PREVIEW: US Nonfarm Payrolls (August 2021) By Ryan Anderson - Sep 02, 2021

The consensus looks for the pace of hiring to cool in August, although the short-term trend rates are still likely to improve; if the consensus is realised, it may offer further accumulated evidence...

Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. Discussion

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