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U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

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Latest Release
May 26, 2022
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210K
Forecast
215K
Previous
218K
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.
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Source: Department of Labor
U.S. Initial Jobless Claims
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Jun 02, 2022 08:30   210K 210K
May 26, 2022 08:30 210K 215K 218K
May 19, 2022 08:30 218K 200K 197K
May 12, 2022 08:30 203K 195K 202K
May 05, 2022 08:30 200K 182K 181K
Apr 28, 2022 08:30 180K 180K 185K

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InstaForex Group
U.S. Dollar Retreats After Disappointing Jobless Claims Data By InstaForex Group - May 27, 2022

The actual data on US unemployment claims discouraged investors. Following the report, the US dollar extended its weakness. On the plus side, the number of initial jobless claims contracted by 8K last...

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Stocks Edge Higher, Better Retail Earnings By Ed Moya - May 26, 2022

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Pound Sterling Jumps Unexpectedly By InstaForex Group - May 26, 2022

Although there was no significant news yesterday, the market showed considerably high activity. During the European session, the pound sterling was falling, thus fully corresponding to the US dollar...

Initial Jobless Claims Discussion

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AIM Investor Journal
AIM_IJ Dec 09, 2021 12:42PM ET
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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.
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Richie Berg Oct 07, 2021 10:23AM ET
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Weekly numbers revised up every week. The lying continues.
Lasse Maltensson
Lasse Maltensson Jul 22, 2021 8:37AM ET
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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.
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Drupal Grupal Mar 11, 2021 8:43AM ET
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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.
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CasinoCrypt Mar 11, 2021 8:43AM ET
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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.
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mg bishton Oct 15, 2020 8:48AM ET
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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!
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CasinoCrypt Oct 15, 2020 8:48AM ET
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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.
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mg bishton Oct 15, 2020 8:35AM ET
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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
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Well, dreading the open here today LOL.
Jon Trenholm
MIKETDOG Sep 16, 2020 2:25AM ET
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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
john wick
john wick Sep 10, 2020 9:51AM ET
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mg bishton,   people going back to the job they had before is not a job creation, just like when you go back to your same job after you take a vacation doesnt  constitute job creation.  continuing unemployment claims number you are referring to does not include free lancers , ones with unsufficient work history etc. gettting PUA benefits. that number is around 15 to 18million .add that to the number of people still unemployed.
Tim Buktu
Tim Buktu Sep 03, 2020 7:39AM ET
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