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Economic Data (USA)

Friday, February 23, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of February 17, 2024

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 17, 2024:

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Predicted: 215,000

  • Actual: 201,000
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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): 213,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 215,250

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Thursday, February 08, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of February 3, 2024

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 3, 2024:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 218,000
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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): 227,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 212,250

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Saturday, February 03, 2024

Employment Situation Report for January 2024

Employment Situation Report for January 2024 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +353,000
Previous Month (Revised): 333,000
One Year Previous: 482,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.7%
Previous Month: 3.7%
12 Months Previous: 3.4%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.2%
Previous Month: 7.1%
12 Months Previous: 6.7%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.553% (+$0.19)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.3%
Actual: +4.48% (+$1.48)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: -0.03% (-$0.39)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +2.97% (+$33.94)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.5%
Previous Month: 62.5%
12 Months Previous: 62.4%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.1 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Unemployment Rate - January 2024 UPDATE

CHART: Unemployment Rate
 January 2024 UPDATE

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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Friday, November 17, 2023

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of November 11, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on November 11, 2023:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 231,000
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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: 220,250

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Friday, November 10, 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for September 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for September 2023 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 9,400,000
  • Actual:    9,553,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 9,497,000

  • One Year Previous: 10,854,000

  • Change from one year previous: -11.99% (-1,301,000)


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HIRES: 5,871,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -5.7% (-355,000)

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QUITS: 3,661,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -9.94% (-404,000)


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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES: 1,517,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: +5.64% (+81,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,530,000

TOTAL SEPARATIONS vs. 12 Months Previous: -4.82% (-280,000)

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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."


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CHART: Job Openings Rate - September 2023 UPDATE
CHART: Job Openings Rate
 September 2023 UPDATE

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New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of November 4, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on November 4, 2023:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 217,000
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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): 220,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 212,250

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Saturday, November 04, 2023

Employment Situation Report for October 2023

Employment Situation Report for October 2023 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +150,000
Previous Month (Revised): 297,000
One Year Previous: 324,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.9%
Previous Month: 3.8%
12 Months Previous: 3.7%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.2%
Previous Month: 7.0%
12 Months Previous: 6.7%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.206% (+$0.07)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.4%
Actual: +4.103% (+$1.34)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: -0.085% (-$0.99)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.2% (+$36.16)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.7%
Previous Month: 62.8%
12 Months Previous: 62.2%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.3 hours
Actual: 34.3 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Month-to-Month Change In Nonfarm Employment - October 2023 UPDATE
CHART: Month-to-Month Change
In Nonfarm Employment
October 2023 UPDATE
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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Employment Situation Report for September 2023

Employment Situation Report for September 2023 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +336,000
Previous Month (Revised): 227,000
One Year Previous: 350,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.8%
Previous Month: 3.8%
12 Months Previous: 3.5%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.0%
Previous Month: 7.1%
12 Months Previous: 6.7%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.207% (+$0.07)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.4%
Actual: +4.15% (+$1.35)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.207% (+$2.41)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.55% (+$39.93)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.8%
Previous Month: 62.8%
12 Months Previous: 62.3%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.4 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Month-to-Month Change In Nonfarm Employment - September 2023 UPDATE
CHART: Month-to-Month Change
In Nonfarm Employment
September 2023 UPDATE

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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for August 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for August 2023 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 9,500,000
  • Actual:    9,610,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 8,920,000

  • One Year Previous: 10,198,000

  • Change from one year previous: -5.77% (-588,000)


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HIRES: 5,857,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -9.59% (-621,000)

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QUITS: 3,638,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -14.24% (-604,000)


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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES:  1,680,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: +3.26% (+53,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,676,000

TOTAL SEPARATIONS vs. 12 Months Previous: -9.1% (-568,000)

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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."


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CHART: Job Openings Rate -  August 2023 UPDATE

CHART: Job Openings Rate
 August 2023 UPDATE

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Friday, September 29, 2023

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of September 23, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on September 23, 2023:

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Predicted: 210,000

  • Actual: 204,000
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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): 202,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 211,000

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of September 16, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on September 16, 2023:

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Predicted: 225,000

  • Actual: 201,000
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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): 221,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 217,000

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Friday, September 01, 2023

Employment Situation Report for August 2023

Employment Situation Report for August 2023 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +187,000
Previous Month (Revised): 157,000
One Year Previous: 352,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.8%
Previous Month: 3.5%
12 Months Previous: 3.7%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.1%
Previous Month: 6.7%
12 Months Previous: 7.0%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.237% (+$0.08)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.4%
Actual: +4.29% (+$1.39)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.53% (+$6.13)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.98% (+$44.57)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.8%
Previous Month: 62.6%
12 Months Previous: 62.3%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.4 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Month-to-Month Change In Nonfarm Employment - August 2023 Update
CHART: Month-to-Month Change
In Nonfarm Employment
August 2023 Update


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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for July 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for July 2023 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 9,500,000
  • Actual:    8,827,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 9,165,000

  • One Year Previous: 11,380,000

  • Change from one year previous: -22.43% (-2,553,000)


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HIRES: 5,773,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -8.94% (-567,000)

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QUITS: 3,549,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -11.63% (-467,000)

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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES: 1,555,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: +3.87% (+58,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,483,000

TOTAL SEPARATIONS vs. 12 Months Previous: -6.5% (-381,000)

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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."


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CHART: Job Openings Rate - July 2023 UPDATE
CHART: Job Openings Rate
 July 2023 UPDATE

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of August 19, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on August 19, 2023:

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Predicted: 235,000

  • Actual: 230,000
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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): 240,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 236,750

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Friday, August 04, 2023

Employment Situation Report for July 2023

Employment Situation Report for July 2023 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +187,000
Previous Month (Revised): 185,000
One Year Previous: 568,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.5%
Previous Month: 3.6%
12 Months Previous: 3.5%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 6.7%
Previous Month: 6.9%
12 Months Previous: 6.8%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.417% (+$0.14)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.4%
Actual: +4.361% (+$1.41)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.125% (+$1.44)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.46% (+$38.66)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.6%
Previous Month: 62.6%
12 Months Previous: 62.1%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.3 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Month-to-Month Change In Nonfarm Employment - July 2023 Update
CHART: Month-to-Month Change
In Nonfarm Employment
July 2023 Update


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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Friday, July 07, 2023

Employment Situation Report for June 2023

Employment Situation Report for June 2023 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +209,000
Previous Month (Revised): 306,000
One Year Previous: 370,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.6%
Previous Month: 3.7%
12 Months Previous: 3.6%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 6.9%
Previous Month: 6.7%
12 Months Previous: 6.7%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.3%
Actual: +0.36% (+$0.12)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +3.5%
Actual: +4.35% (+$1.40)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.65% (+$7.47)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.75% (+$41.72)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.6%
Previous Month: 62.6%
12 Months Previous: 62.2%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.4 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.


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CHART: U-3 (Official) Unemployment Rate - June 2023 Update
CHART: U-3 (Official) Unemployment Rate
June 2023 Update


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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Thursday, July 06, 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for May 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for May 2023 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 10,000,000
  • Actual:    9,824,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 10,320,000

  • One Year Previous: 11,443,000

  • Change from one year previous: -14.148% (-1,619,000)


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HIRES: 6,208,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -5.15% (-337,000)

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QUITS: 4,015,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -4.59% (-193,000)

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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES: 1,555,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: +4.93% (+73,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,871,000


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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."


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CHART: Job Openings Rate - May 2023 UPDATE
CHART: Job Openings Rate
May 2023 UPDATE

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New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of July 1, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on July 1, 2023:

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Predicted: 250,000

  • Actual: 248,000
====================

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): 236,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 253,250

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of June 24, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims

Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on June 24, 2023:

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Predicted: 270,000

  • Actual: 239,000
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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): 265,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 257,500

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 From Today's Report

"...The 4-week moving average was 257,500, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average. This is the highest level for this average since November 13, 2021 when it was 260,000..."

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Friday, June 02, 2023

Employment Situation Report for May 2023

Employment Situation Report for May 2023 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +339,000
Previous Month (Revised): 294,000
One Year Previous: 364,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.7%
Previous Month: 3.4%
12 Months Previous: 3.6%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 6.7%
Previous Month: 6.6%
12 Months Previous: 7.1%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.3%
Actual: +0.33% (+$0.11)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +3.5%
Actual: +4.304% (+$1.38)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.038% (+$0.44)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.4% (+$37.71)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.6%
Previous Month: 62.6%
12 Months Previous: 62.3%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.3 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.


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CHART: U-3 (Official) Unemployment Rate - May 2023 Update

CHART: U-3 (Official) Unemployment Rate
May 2023 Update


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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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