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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, April 05, 2018

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of March 31, 2018

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on March 31, 2018:

Predicted: 230,000
Actual: 242,000

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 (revised): 218,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 228,250

From today's report:

"...Claims taking procedures in Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands have still not returned to normal..."


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