The 4-week moving average of US jobless claims, which removes week-to-week volatility, rose to 812.5 thousand in the week ended December 12th, from a revised 778.25 thousand in the previous period. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States averaged 370.69 Thousand from 1967 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5790.25 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 179 Thousand in May of 1969. This page provides - United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States is expected to be 750.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States to stand at 450.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average is projected to trend around 350.00 Thousand in 2021 and 300.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
812.50 778.25 5790.25 179.00 1967 - 2020 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-25 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-Week Average 21/Nov 748.5K 743.5K 735K
2020-12-03 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-Week Average 28/Nov 739.5K 750.75K 752.75K
2020-12-10 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-Week Average 05/Dec 776K 740.5K 739.25K
2020-12-17 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-Week Average 12/Dec 812.5K 778.25K 770.56K
2020-12-24 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-Week Average 19/Dec 812.5K 822K
2020-12-31 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-Week Average 26/Dec
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average 26/Dec
2021-01-14 01:30 PM Jobless Claims 4-week Average 02/Jan

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.90 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 245.00 610.00 4781.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 344.00 877.00 4729.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -99.00 -267.00 465.00 -952.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 27.00 33.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 885.00 862.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 5508.00 5781.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 307.00 404.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 149732.00 149806.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 10735.00 11061.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 4.70 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 34.80 34.80 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.50 61.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.46 2.21 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.70 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 115.75 117.74 117.74 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 112.34 111.08 112.34 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 7097.00 6608.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6652.00 6494.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 64797.00 80666.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 24.87 24.80 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.08 22.93 23.08 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.11 1.89 13.78 -6.64 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.50 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.13 327.17 329.13 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 57.30 57.40 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 124345.00 123593.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 455.04 415.04 1352.18 31.95 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25384.00 26163.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 812.50 778.25 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]