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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of January 15, 2022

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on January 15, 2022:


Predicted: 250,000

  • Actual: 286,000

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): 231,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 231,000


From Today's Report

"...The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending January 8, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 8 was 1,635,000, an increase of 84,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 8,000 from 1,559,000 to 1,551,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,664,250, a decrease of 55,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since April 27, 2019 when it was 1,663,500. The previous week's average was revised down by 2,000 from 1,721,500 to 1,719,500..."



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