Initial Jobless Claims in the United States decreased to 709 thousand in the week ending November 7 of 2020 from 757 thousand in the previous week. Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 370.08 Thousand from 1967 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6867 Thousand in March of 2020 and a record low of 162 Thousand in November of 1968. Initial jobless claims have a big impact in financial markets because unlike continued claims data which measures the number of persons claiming unemployment benefits, Initial jobless claims measures new and emerging unemployment. This page provides the latest reported value for – United States Initial Jobless Claims – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
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