United States Initial Jobless Claims

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  1. Jonathan

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    Aug 29, 2015
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    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was 263,000 in the week ended October 3rd, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week. It is the first fall in four weeks and the lowest figure since mid-July. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 360.66 Thousand from 1967 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 695 Thousand in October of 1982 and a record low of 162 Thousand in November of 1968. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States is reported by the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial jobless claims have a big impact in financial markets because unlike continued claims data which measures the number of persons claiming unemployment benefits, Initial jobless claims measures new and emerging unemployment. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Initial Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

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