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Economic Data (USA)

Friday, April 01, 2022

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of March 26, 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 March 26, 2022:


Predicted: 200,000

  • Actual: 202,000

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): 188,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 208,500


From Today's Report

  • "...The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 0.9 percent for the week ending March 19, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 19 was 1,307,000, a decrease of 35,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for insured unemployment since December 27, 1969 when it was 1,304,000. The previous week's level was revised down by 8,000 from 1,350,000 to 1,342,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,389,000, a decrease of 40,500 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since February 7, 1970 when it was 1,385,250. The previous week's average was revised down by 2,000 from 1,431,500 to 1,429,500.
  • During the week ending March 12, Extended Benefits were available in the following state: New Jersey.
  • The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending March 12 were in California (2.5), Alaska (2.3), New Jersey (2.3), Rhode Island (2.2), Massachusetts (2.1), Minnesota (2.1), New York (2.0), Illinois (1.9), Connecticut (1.7), Montana (1.7), and Pennsylvania (1.7).
  • The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending March 19 were in Florida (+956), Pennsylvania (+476), Oklahoma (+400), Tennessee (+328), and Connecticut (+161), while the largest decreases were in California (-5,831), Michigan (-4,876), Kentucky (-2,579), Kansas (-2,070), and Illinois (-2,053)..."



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