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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of April 23, 2016

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on April 23, 2016:

Predicted: 260,000
Actual: 257,000

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Last Week: 248,000 (revised.)

  • 4-Week Moving Average: 256,000

From today's report:

"...This marks 60 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1973..."

Click here to view the full Labor Department report.

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