US Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week


The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 8 thousand to 209 thousand in the week ended August 3rd 2019 from the previous week’s revised level of 217 thousand and compared with market expectations of 215 thousand.

The 4-week moving average was 212,250, an increase of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 211,500 to 212,000. 

According to unadjusted data, the largest declines were seen in Illinois (-2,762); California (-1,973) and Michigan (-800) while the biggest rises were seen in Washington (+1,138); Pennsylvania (+917) and New Jersey (+841).

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending July 27, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. 

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 27 was 1,684,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 1,699,000. The 4- week moving average was 1,687,250, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 1,698,250.

US Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week


DOL | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
8/8/2019 12:37:01 PM