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Basic Info

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.

US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance is at a current level of 498000.0, down from 590000.0 last week and down from 3.867M one year ago. This is a change of -15.59% from last week and -87.12% from one year ago.

Stats

Last Value 498000.0
Latest Period May 01 2021
Last Updated May 6 2021, 08:34 EDT
Next Release May 13 2021, 08:30 EDT
Average Growth Rate 24.44%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.867M
Change from 1 Year Ago -87.12%
Frequency Weekly
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted

Historical Data

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Date Value
May 01, 2021 498000.0
April 24, 2021 590000.0
April 17, 2021 566000.0
April 10, 2021 586000.0
April 03, 2021 742000.0
March 27, 2021 729000.0
March 20, 2021 658000.0
March 13, 2021 765000.0
March 06, 2021 734000.0
February 27, 2021 761000.0
February 20, 2021 747000.0
February 13, 2021 847000.0
February 06, 2021 863000.0
January 30, 2021 837000.0
January 23, 2021 836000.0
January 16, 2021 886000.0
January 09, 2021 904000.0
January 02, 2021 781000.0
December 26, 2020 763000.0
December 19, 2020 803000.0
December 12, 2020 873000.0
December 05, 2020 853000.0
November 28, 2020 719000.0
November 21, 2020 762000.0
November 14, 2020 732000.0
Date Value
November 07, 2020 728000.0
October 31, 2020 765000.0
October 24, 2020 768000.0
October 17, 2020 798000.0
October 10, 2020 833000.0
October 03, 2020 767000.0
September 26, 2020 849000.0
September 19, 2020 873000.0
September 12, 2020 866000.0
September 05, 2020 893000.0
August 29, 2020 884000.0
August 22, 2020 1.011M
August 15, 2020 1.104M
August 08, 2020 971000.0
August 01, 2020 1.191M
July 25, 2020 1.435M
July 18, 2020 1.422M
July 11, 2020 1.308M
July 04, 2020 1.31M
June 27, 2020 1.408M
June 20, 2020 1.482M
June 13, 2020 1.54M
June 06, 2020 1.566M
May 30, 2020 1.897M
May 23, 2020 2.123M

Basic Info

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.

US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance is at a current level of 498000.0, down from 590000.0 last week and down from 3.867M one year ago. This is a change of -15.59% from last week and -87.12% from one year ago.

Stats

Last Value 498000.0
Latest Period May 01 2021
Last Updated May 6 2021, 08:34 EDT
Next Release May 13 2021, 08:30 EDT
Average Growth Rate 24.44%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.867M
Change from 1 Year Ago -87.12%
Frequency Weekly
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted