The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 16,000 to 225,000 on the week ending November 26th, compared to market expectations of 235,000. The 4-week moving average was 228,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. On a seasonally unadjusted basis, initial claims fell by 50,512 to 198,557, with notable decreases in Montana (-318), North Carolina (-133), and Arkansas (-131). source: U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 368.75 Thousand from 1967 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 6137.00 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 162.00 Thousand in November of 1968. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Initial Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Initial Jobless Claims - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2022.

Initial Jobless Claims in the United States is expected to be 250.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Initial Jobless Claims is projected to trend around 220.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Initial Jobless Claims



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-11-23 01:30 PM 19/Nov 240K 223K 225K 228K
2022-12-01 01:30 PM 26/Nov 225K 241K 235K 258K
2022-12-08 01:30 PM 03/Dec 225K 230K 240K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Initial Jobless Claims 225.00 241.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Continuing Jobless Claims 1608.00 1551.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Productivity 113.14 113.04 points Sep 2022
Labour Costs 127.62 126.52 points Sep 2022
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 228.75 227.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 0.90 1.55 Thousand Dec 2021

United States Initial Jobless Claims
Initial jobless claims have a big impact in financial markets because unlike continued claims data which measures the number of persons claiming unemployment benefits, Initial jobless claims measures new and emerging unemployment.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
225.00 241.00 6137.00 162.00 1967 - 2022 Thousand Weekly
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US Initial Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 16,000 to 225,000 on the week ending November 26th, compared to market expectations of 235,000. The 4-week moving average was 228,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. On a seasonally unadjusted basis, initial claims fell by 50,512 to 198,557, with notable decreases in Montana (-318), North Carolina (-133), and Arkansas (-131).
2022-12-01
US Initial Jobless Claims at 3-Month High
The number of American filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose by 17,000 to 240,000 on the week ending November 19th, the most since August and well above expectations of 225,000 likely boosted by the wave of layoffs in technology companies. Also, last week's rise may be technical as the model used by the government to adjust the data for seasonal fluctuations typically anticipates a rise in filings because of temporary company closures related to the holidays. On a seasonally unadjusted basis, initial claims soared by 47,909 to 248,185, with significant increases in Illinois (+7,306), California (+5,024), and Georgia (+3,434). The four-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, rose by 5,500 to 226,750.
2022-11-23
US Initial Jobless Claims Fall More than Expected
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 to 222,000 on the week ending November 12th, below expectations of 225,000, pointing to a continuously tight job market and adding leeway for the Federal Reserve to tighten policy, despite the surge in layoffs from large tech companies. On a seasonally unadjusted basis, initial claims fell by 6,101 to 199,603, with significant decreases seen in Kentucky (-3,322), Georgia (-1,902), and Texas (-1,498). The four-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, rose by 2,000 to 221,000.
2022-11-17