The US Department of Labor is a government body that acts in the interests of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees. It is responsible for occupational safety, wage standards, unemployment insurance benefits and re-employment services.

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The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims data are used in current economic analysis of unemployment trends in the nation, and in each state. Initial claims measure emerging unemployment and continued weeks claimed measure the number of persons claiming unemployment benefits.

Major Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Indicators