US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance:

283000.0 for Wk of Oct 18 2014
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US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance is at a current level of 283000.0, an increase of 17000.00 or 6.39% from last week. This is a decrease of 72000.00 or 20.28% from last year and is lower than the long term average of 362207.7.

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Oct. 18, 2014 283000.0
Oct. 11, 2014 266000.0
Oct. 4, 2014 287000.0
Sept. 27, 2014 288000.0
Sept. 20, 2014 295000.0
Sept. 13, 2014 281000.0
Sept. 6, 2014 316000.0
Aug. 30, 2014 304000.0
Aug. 23, 2014 298000.0
Aug. 16, 2014 299000.0
Aug. 9, 2014 312000.0
Aug. 2, 2014 290000.0
July 26, 2014 303000.0
July 19, 2014 279000.0
July 12, 2014 303000.0
July 5, 2014 305000.0
June 28, 2014 316000.0
June 21, 2014 313000.0
June 14, 2014 314000.0
June 7, 2014 318000.0
May 31, 2014 313000.0
May 24, 2014 304000.0
May 17, 2014 327000.0
May 10, 2014 298000.0
May 3, 2014 321000.0
   
April 26, 2014 345000.0
April 19, 2014 330000.0
April 12, 2014 305000.0
April 5, 2014 301000.0
March 29, 2014 332000.0
March 22, 2014 310000.0
March 15, 2014 323000.0
March 8, 2014 319000.0
March 1, 2014 325000.0
Feb. 22, 2014 351000.0
Feb. 15, 2014 330000.0
Feb. 8, 2014 343000.0
Feb. 1, 2014 328000.0
Jan. 25, 2014 345000.0
Jan. 18, 2014 334000.0
Jan. 11, 2014 329000.0
Jan. 4, 2014 333000.0
Dec. 28, 2013 344000.0
Dec. 21, 2013 339000.0
Dec. 14, 2013 368000.0
Dec. 7, 2013 358000.0
Nov. 30, 2013 317000.0
Nov. 23, 2013 324000.0
Nov. 16, 2013 332000.0
Nov. 9, 2013 342000.0

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US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Summary

  • Last Value: 283000.0
  • Latest Period: Oct 18 2014
  • Updated: Oct 23, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT View Release
  • Next Release: Oct 30, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Long Term Average: 362207.7
  • Value Previously: 266000.0
  • Change From Previous: 6.39%
  • Value One Year Ago: 355000.0
  • Change From One Year Ago: -20.28%
  • First Period: Jan 7 1967
  • First Value: 208000.0

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US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Excel Add-In Codes

  • Indicator Code: I:USICUI
  • Indicator Name: =YCI("I:USICUI","name")
  • Latest Value: =YCP("I:USICUI")
  • Last 5 Values: =YCS("I:USICUI",,-4)

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About Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance

Number of new filings for unemployment insurance benefits, released every Thursday, providing a timely reflection of current economic conditions. Many economists believe that the report is also a predictor of future economic activity, with increasingly high levels of new filings indicating an impending economic downturn, and a sustained decline suggesting a future recovery.

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