Breaking News
Investing Pro 0
New Year’s SALE: Up to 40% OFF InvestingPro+ CLAIM OFFER

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

Create Alert
New!
Create Alert
Website
  • As an alert notification
  • To use this feature, make sure you are signed-in to your account
Mobile App
  • To use this feature, make sure you are signed-in to your account
  • Make sure you are signed-in with the same user profile

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

Frequency

Delivery Method

Website popup

Mobile App notifications

Status

 
Latest Release
Jan 26, 2023
Actual
186K
Forecast
205K
Previous
192K
Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week. This is the earliest U.S. economic data, but the market impact varies from week to week.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD.
Importance:
Country:
Currency: USD
Source: Department of Labor
U.S. Initial Jobless Claims
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Feb 02, 2023 08:30   200K 186K
Jan 26, 2023 08:30 186K 205K 192K
Jan 19, 2023 08:30 190K 214K 205K
Jan 12, 2023 08:30 205K 215K 206K
Jan 05, 2023 08:30 204K 225K 223K
Dec 29, 2022 08:30 225K 225K 216K

News

U.S. personal spending declines in December
U.S. personal spending declines in December By Investing.com - Jan 27, 2023 18

By Scott Kanowsky Investing.com -- U.S. consumer spending contracted in the closing month of the year, according to Commerce Department data on Friday, in a possible sign that elevated inflation and a...

Analysis

Initial Jobless Claims Discussion

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with other users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:  

  •            Enrich the conversation, don’t trash it.

  •           Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed. 

  •           Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically. Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases. Comments that are written in all caps and contain excessive use of symbols will be removed.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and comments containing links will be removed. Phone numbers, email addresses, links to personal or business websites, Skype/Telegram/WhatsApp etc. addresses (including links to groups) will also be removed; self-promotional material or business-related solicitations or PR (ie, contact me for signals/advice etc.), and/or any other comment that contains personal contact specifcs or advertising will be removed as well. In addition, any of the above-mentioned violations may result in suspension of your account.
  • Doxxing. We do not allow any sharing of private or personal contact or other information about any individual or organization. This will result in immediate suspension of the commentor and his or her account.
  • Don’t monopolize the conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to air their point of view. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.
  • Any comment you publish, together with your investing.com profile, will be public on investing.com and may be indexed and available through third party search engines, such as Google.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
All Comments (36)
Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss Dec 29, 2022 5:26PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
The plethora of negative comments here are useless.  The only plausible explanation, they would have one believe, is there is a great conspiracy to pull the wool over everyone's eyes and the only individuals qualified to make these decisions are the commenters.  It's tiresome.
Izaak Salman
BondBonds Nov 17, 2022 8:42AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
What good for Fed's not good for people. Break workspace for people struggling find job is not a solution falling economy. Unleash breaking U.S. energy is, to be again independent
AIM Investor Journal
AIM_IJ Dec 09, 2021 12:42PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
184k jobless claims is not indicative of a healthy economy. Far from it in fact, when you consider some businesses are struggling to cope with a smaller workforce pool to hire from and many have shunned vaccine mandates in favour of going self employed or retiring altogether. A glut of self employed people working online and remotely whilst drawing upon limited resources is not a healthy sign.
Richie Berg
Richie Berg Oct 07, 2021 10:23AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Weekly numbers revised up every week. The lying continues.
Lasse Maltensson
Lasse Maltensson Jul 22, 2021 8:37AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Of course it goes up! It's summer people want to relax they don't want to work, especially if you get a nice check from the goverment for not working.
Drupal Grupal
Drupal Grupal Mar 11, 2021 8:43AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
for short term traders, on one had this is great news for the stocks but on the other hand this is even better for the inflation expectations and as a result for the bonds and yields, by that i mean more sell off in the bonds that will lead to rise in the yields.   remember, the bond market has been rising for 30 years so even a small, short term selling in it would be very scary for the stocks. So even if stocks open much higher i am not sure if it can stay in positive territory later in the day.
Casino Crypt
CasinoCrypt Mar 11, 2021 8:43AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
few things buckling behind the scenes. Tunnel down into Brazilian, Italian numbers, Reuters business columns and economic revised numbers to see what big cracks are developing. Millions of institutional  and 'buy the dip' guys are all going to lose their shirts sooner or later.
mg bishton
mg bishton Oct 15, 2020 8:48AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Continuing claims have been coming down roughly 880k per week while initial claims remain near ********per week. It is patently insane to believe that in the same environment that people loose their jobs at that rate, others are coming off unemployment at nearly double that rate. These statistics are completely bogus!
Casino Crypt
CasinoCrypt Oct 15, 2020 8:48AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
of course they are. I came to that conclusion when I analysed 100s of  economic numbers. China trade war was good example where both sides glossed up the numbers to show no one was  losing.
mg bishton
mg bishton Oct 15, 2020 8:35AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Look at the percentage of downward revisions since the Market tipped over in early March. I have no faith in the accuracy of even the revisions.
Gary Smith
Gary Smith Sep 17, 2020 9:12AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Well, dreading the open here today LOL.
Jon Trenholm
MIKETDOG Sep 16, 2020 2:25AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Uber, Lyft and post mates probably gonna get smoked by Cali judge and governor and put more people out of work. Expect an unemployment rate climb later
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email