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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of January 6, 2018

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on January 6, 2018:

Predicted: 245,000
Actual: 261,000

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.

  • Previous Week (unrevised): 250,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 250,750

From today's report:

"...Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands. The claims-taking process in Puerto Rico has still not returned to normal..."


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