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United States Initial Jobless Claims

Initial Jobless Claims in the United States decreased to 196 thousand in the week ending April 6 of 2019 from 204 thousand in the previous week. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 352.71 Thousand from 1967 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 695 Thousand in October of 1982 and a record low of 162 Thousand in November of 1968. 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. 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.
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