Continuing jobless claims in the US, which measure unemployed people who have been receiving unemployment benefits for a while, rose to 3.69 million in the week ending April 24th, from a revised 3.65 million a week before, above market expectations of 3.62 million. This was the second straight month of increase in continuing claims. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 2808.23 Thousand from 1967 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23128 Thousand in May of 2020 and a record low of 988 Thousand in May of 1969. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Continuing Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Continuing Jobless Claims - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States is expected to be 4500.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States to stand at 3900.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Continuing Jobless Claims is projected to trend around 2700.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Continuing Jobless Claims

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3690.00 3653.00 23128.00 988.00 1967 - 2021 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-15 12:30 PM 03/Apr 3731K 3727K 3700K 3600K
2021-04-22 12:30 PM 10/Apr 3674K 3708K 3667K 3680K
2021-04-29 12:30 PM 17/Apr 3660K 3651K 3614K 3650K
2021-05-06 12:30 PM 24/Apr 3690K 3653K 3620K 3610K
2021-05-13 12:30 PM 01/May 3690K 3640K 3640K
2021-05-20 12:30 PM 08/May
2021-05-27 12:30 PM 15/May
2021-06-03 12:30 PM 22/May


United States Continuing Jobless Claims
Continuing Jobless Claims refer to actual number of unemployed and currently receiving unemployment benefits who filed for unemployment benefits at least two weeks ago.