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U.S. Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.

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Latest Release
Jul 29, 2021
Actual
394.50K
Previous
386.50K
Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week.

As the week to week numbers might be very volatile, the four week moving average smooths the weekly data and used for the initial jobless claims metric

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. Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Aug 05, 2021 08:30     394.50K
Jul 29, 2021 08:30 394.50K   386.50K
Jul 22, 2021 08:30 385.25K   384.50K
Jul 15, 2021 08:30 382.50K   397.00K
Jul 08, 2021 08:30 394.50K   394.75K
Jul 01, 2021 08:30 392.75K   398.75K

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Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. Discussion

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mg bishton
mg bishton Mar 11, 2021 8:35AM ET
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downward revisions swamp upward over the last year by 5:1 estimators appear to have gone to the Pollyana School of Economics
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CasinoCrypt Jan 28, 2021 8:47AM ET
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Bit of a hit and miss number . Looks bad with trend increasing  . I predict by June 1 2020 Million weekly average. Not reversing really until middle of 2022.
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mg bishton Dec 26, 2019 9:53AM ET
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Have you noticed how the 4 week average gets revised up nearly every week all year long?
Mister Simp
MisterSimp Dec 26, 2019 9:53AM ET
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still trending down
 
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