US Initial Jobless Claims:

268000.0 for Wk of May 21 2016
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US Initial Jobless Claims is at a current level of 268000.0, a decrease of 10000.00 or 3.60% from last week. This is a decrease of 8000.00 or 2.90% from last year and is lower than the long term average of 359482.7.

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May 21, 2016 268000.0
May 14, 2016 278000.0
May 7, 2016 294000.0
April 30, 2016 274000.0
April 23, 2016 257000.0
April 16, 2016 248000.0
April 9, 2016 253000.0
April 2, 2016 266000.0
March 26, 2016 276000.0
March 19, 2016 265000.0
March 12, 2016 259000.0
March 5, 2016 253000.0
Feb. 27, 2016 262000.0
Feb. 20, 2016 264000.0
Feb. 13, 2016 260000.0
Feb. 6, 2016 259000.0
Jan. 30, 2016 286000.0
Jan. 23, 2016 275000.0
Jan. 16, 2016 291000.0
Jan. 9, 2016 280000.0
Jan. 2, 2016 277000.0
Dec. 26, 2015 285000.0
Dec. 19, 2015 269000.0
Dec. 12, 2015 275000.0
Dec. 5, 2015 279000.0
   
Nov. 28, 2015 274000.0
Nov. 21, 2015 264000.0
Nov. 14, 2015 275000.0
Nov. 7, 2015 276000.0
Oct. 31, 2015 278000.0
Oct. 24, 2015 265000.0
Oct. 17, 2015 265000.0
Oct. 10, 2015 262000.0
Oct. 3, 2015 267000.0
Sept. 26, 2015 277000.0
Sept. 19, 2015 271000.0
Sept. 12, 2015 269000.0
Sept. 5, 2015 275000.0
Aug. 29, 2015 281000.0
Aug. 22, 2015 272000.0
Aug. 15, 2015 278000.0
Aug. 8, 2015 273000.0
Aug. 1, 2015 274000.0
July 25, 2015 269000.0
July 18, 2015 263000.0
July 11, 2015 278000.0
July 4, 2015 291000.0
June 27, 2015 280000.0
June 20, 2015 272000.0
June 13, 2015 271000.0

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US Initial Jobless Claims Summary

  • Last Value: 268000.0
  • Latest Period: May 21 2016
  • Updated: May 26, 2016, 08:41 EDT
  • Next Release: Jun 2, 2016, 08:30 EDT
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Long Term Average: 359482.7
  • Value Previously: 278000.0
  • Change From Previous: -3.60%
  • Value One Year Ago: 276000.0
  • Change From One Year Ago: -2.90%
  • First Period: Jan 07 1967
  • First Value: 208000.0

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I:USICUI 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 Weekly 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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