Continuing jobless claims in the US, which measure unemployed people who have been receiving unemployment benefits for a while, fell to 5.508 million in the week ended December 5th, from a revised 5.781 million a week before and below market expectations of 5.598 million. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 2802.29 Thousand from 1967 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 24912 Thousand in May of 2020 and a record low of 988 Thousand in May of 1969. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Continuing Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Continuing Jobless Claims - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States is expected to be 5500.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States to stand at 4500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Continuing Jobless Claims is projected to trend around 3900.00 Thousand in 2021 and 2700.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Continuing Jobless Claims

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5508.00 5781.00 24912.00 988.00 1967 - 2020 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-25 01:30 PM 14/Nov 6071K 6370K 6020K 6000K
2020-12-03 01:30 PM 21/Nov 5520K 6089K 5915K 5890K
2020-12-10 01:30 PM 28/Nov 5757K 5527K 5335K 5110K
2020-12-17 01:30 PM 05/Dec 5508K 5781K 5598K 5650K
2020-12-24 01:30 PM 12/Dec 5508K 5190K
2020-12-31 01:30 PM 19/Dec 4790K
2021-01-07 01:30 PM 26/Dec 4580K
2021-01-14 01:30 PM 02/Jan 4150K


United States Continuing Jobless Claims
Continuing Jobless Claims refer to actual number of unemployed and currently receiving unemployment benefits who filed for unemployment benefits at least two weeks ago.