Continuing jobless claims in the US, which measure unemployed people who have been receiving unemployment benefits for a while, fell to 4.295 million in the week ended February 20th, down from 4.419 million a week before and slightly below market expectations of 4.300 million. Still, continuing claims remained well above pre-pandemic levels. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 2810.14 Thousand from 1967 until 2021, 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 March of 2021.

Continuing Jobless Claims in the United States is expected to be 5000.00 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 3900.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Continuing Jobless Claims is projected to trend around 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
4295.00 4419.00 24912.00 988.00 1967 - 2021 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-11 01:30 PM 30/Jan 4545K 4690K 4490K 4451K
2021-02-18 01:30 PM 06/Feb 4494K 4558K 4413K 4290K
2021-02-25 01:30 PM 13/Feb 4419K 4520K 4467K 4400K
2021-03-04 01:30 PM 20/Feb 4295K 4419K 4300K 4150K
2021-03-11 01:30 PM 27/Feb 4295K 4015K
2021-03-18 01:30 PM 06/Mar
2021-03-25 01:30 PM 13/Mar
2021-04-01 12:30 PM 20/Mar


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.