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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of April 6, 2019

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on April 6, 2019:

Predicted: 211,000
Actual: 196,000

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): 204,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 207,000

 From Today's Report:

"...This is the lowest level for initial claims since October 4, 1969 when it was 193,000..."

"...This is the lowest level for [the 4-week moving average] since December 6, 1969 when it was 204,500..."



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