US Initial Jobless Claims:

261000.0 for Wk of Aug 20 2016
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US Initial Jobless Claims is at a current level of 261000.0, a decrease of 1000.00 or 0.38% from last week. This is a decrease of 17000.00 or 6.12% from last year and is lower than the long term average of 358998.5.

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Aug. 20, 2016 261000.0
Aug. 13, 2016 262000.0
Aug. 6, 2016 266000.0
July 30, 2016 267000.0
July 23, 2016 266000.0
July 16, 2016 252000.0
July 9, 2016 254000.0
July 2, 2016 254000.0
June 25, 2016 270000.0
June 18, 2016 258000.0
June 11, 2016 277000.0
June 4, 2016 264000.0
May 28, 2016 268000.0
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

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US Initial Jobless Claims Summary

  • Last Value: 261000.0
  • Latest Period: Aug 20 2016
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2016, 08:33 EDT
  • Next Release: Sep 1, 2016, 08:30 EDT
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Long Term Average: 358998.5
  • Value Previously: 262000.0
  • Change From Previous: -0.38%
  • Value One Year Ago: 278000.0
  • Change From One Year Ago: -6.12%
  • 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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