US Initial Jobless Claims:

2.438M for Wk of May 16 2020
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US Initial Jobless Claims is at a current level of 2.438M, down from 2.687M last week and up from 212000.0 one year ago. This is a change of -9.27% from last week and 1.05K% from one year ago.

US Initial Jobless Claims, provided by the US Department of Labor, provides underlying data on how many new people have filed for unemployment benefits in the previous week. Given this, one can gauge market conditions in the US economy with respect to employment; as more new individuals file for unemployment benefits, fewer individuals in the economy have jobs. Historically, initial jobless claims tended to reach peaks towards the end of recessionary periods such as on March 21, 2009 with a value of 661,000 new filings.

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May 16, 2020 2.438M
May 9, 2020 2.687M
May 2, 2020 3.176M
April 25, 2020 3.867M
April 18, 2020 4.442M
April 11, 2020 5.237M
April 4, 2020 6.615M
March 28, 2020 6.867M
March 21, 2020 3.307M
March 14, 2020 282000.0
March 7, 2020 211000.0
Feb. 29, 2020 217000.0
Feb. 22, 2020 220000.0
Feb. 15, 2020 215000.0
Feb. 8, 2020 204000.0
Feb. 1, 2020 201000.0
Jan. 25, 2020 212000.0
Jan. 18, 2020 220000.0
Jan. 11, 2020 207000.0
Jan. 4, 2020 212000.0
Dec. 28, 2019 220000.0
Dec. 21, 2019 218000.0
Dec. 14, 2019 229000.0
Dec. 7, 2019 237000.0
Nov. 30, 2019 206000.0
   
Nov. 23, 2019 211000.0
Nov. 16, 2019 223000.0
Nov. 9, 2019 222000.0
Nov. 2, 2019 212000.0
Oct. 26, 2019 217000.0
Oct. 19, 2019 213000.0
Oct. 12, 2019 218000.0
Oct. 5, 2019 212000.0
Sept. 28, 2019 218000.0
Sept. 21, 2019 215000.0
Sept. 14, 2019 210000.0
Sept. 7, 2019 206000.0
Aug. 31, 2019 219000.0
Aug. 24, 2019 216000.0
Aug. 17, 2019 211000.0
Aug. 10, 2019 221000.0
Aug. 3, 2019 211000.0
July 27, 2019 217000.0
July 20, 2019 207000.0
July 13, 2019 216000.0
July 6, 2019 208000.0
June 29, 2019 222000.0
June 22, 2019 229000.0
June 15, 2019 217000.0
June 8, 2019 222000.0

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Stats

Last Value 2.438M
Latest Period May 16 2020
Last Updated May 21 2020, 08:38 EDT
Next Release May 28 2020, 08:30 EDT
Average Growth Rate 27.45%
Value from 1 Year Ago 212000.0
Change from 1 Year Ago 1.05K%
Frequency Weekly
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted

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