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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, February 10, 2022

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of February 5, 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 February 5, 2022:


Predicted: 235,000

  • Actual: 223,000

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): 239,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 253,250


From Today's Report

"...The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending January 22 were in Alaska (2.9), California (2.7), Illinois (2.5), Minnesota (2.5), New Jersey (2.5), Rhode Island (2.5), Virgin Islands (2.5), New York (2.4), Massachusetts (2.3) and Puerto Rico (2.1).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending January 29 were in Pennsylvania (+2,735), Georgia (+1,551), Michigan (+1,238), Indiana (+939), and Texas (+785), while the largest decreases were in Ohio (-4,847), California (-2,595), Kentucky (-2,318), Utah (-1,870), and Alabama (-1,343)..."




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