US Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week


The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 1 thousand to 211 thousand in the week ended May 18th 2019 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 212 thousand and compared with market expectations of 215 thousand.

The 4-week moving average was 220,250, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 225,000.

According to unadjusted data, the largest declines were seen California (-1,662); Illinois (-1,351) and Georgia (-1,014) while the biggest rises were registered in Ohio (+4,228); Pennsylvania (+1,012) and Texas (+855).

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending May 11, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. 

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 11 was 1,676,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 4,000 from 1,660,000 to 1,664,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,674,250, an increase of 5,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 1,668,250 to 1,668,750.

US Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week


DOL | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
5/23/2019 12:38:18 PM