Department of Labor

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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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

Last Updated: May 18, 2017, 08:32 EDT    Next Release: May 25, 2017, 08:30 EDT

This report issued by the United States Department of Labor presents data for new and continued claims for unemployment insurance. The figures herein provide indications of the current job market and employment situation.

Major Indicators from this Report Period Value Chg Prev
US 4-Week Moving Average of Continued Claims for Unemployment Insurance Wk of May 06 2017 1.946M -1.02%
US 4-Week Moving Average of Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Wk of May 13 2017 240750.0 -1.13%
US Continued Claims for Unemployment Insurance Wk of May 06 2017 1.784M -3.83%
US Continuing Jobless Claims Wk of May 06 2017 1.898M -1.15%
US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Wk of May 13 2017 206458.0 -4.07%
US Initial Jobless Claims Wk of May 13 2017 232000.0 -1.69%
US Insured Unemployment Rate Wk of May 06 2017 1.40% 0.00
US Insured Unemployment Rate Wk of May 06 2017 1.30% 0.00
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