U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

USD
Actual
222K
Forecast
219K
Previous
232K
Latest Release
May 16, 2024
Importance
Overview
Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of people who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week. This is the most timely U.S. economic data, but the market impact varies from week to week.

A reading that is higher than forecast is generally negative (bearish) for the USD, while a lower than forecast reading is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD.
Historical Data
Release Date
Time
Actual
Forecast
Previous
May 23, 2024 18:00 - 220K
222K
May 16, 2024 18:00 222K 219K
232K
May 09, 2024 18:00 231K 212K
209K
May 02, 2024 18:00 208K 212K
208K
Apr 25, 2024 18:00 207K 214K
212K
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