U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

USD
Actual
218K
Forecast
200K
Previous
197K
Latest Release
May 19, 2022
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 26, 2022 18:00 - 215K
218K
May 19, 2022 18:00 218K 200K
197K
May 12, 2022 18:00 203K 195K
202K
May 05, 2022 18:00 200K 182K
181K
Apr 28, 2022 18:00 180K 180K
185K
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