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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, August 04, 2016

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of July 30, 2016

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on July 30, 2016:

Predicted: 265,000
Actual: 269,000

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 (unrevised): 266,000

  • 4-Week Moving Average: 260,250

From today's report:

"...There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 74 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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