The 4-week moving average of US jobless claims, which removes week-to-week volatility, declined to 790.75 thousand in the week ended February 27th, the lowest level in three months. source: U.S. Department of Labor

Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States averaged 372.47 Thousand from 1967 until 2021, 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 March of 2021.

Jobless Claims 4-week Average in the United States is expected to be 600.00 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 350.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Jobless Claims 4-week Average is projected to trend around 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
790.75 807.50 5790.25 179.00 1967 - 2021 Thousand Weekly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-11 01:30 PM Feb/06 823K 856.5K 813.75K
2021-02-18 01:30 PM Feb/13 833.25K 836.75K 795.5K
2021-02-25 01:30 PM Feb/20 807.75K 828.25K 832.75K
2021-03-04 01:30 PM Feb/27 790.75K 807.5K 783.5K
2021-03-11 01:30 PM Mar/06 790.75K 757.5K
2021-03-18 01:30 PM Mar/13
2021-03-25 01:30 PM Mar/20
2021-04-01 12:30 PM Mar/27

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.20 6.30 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 379.00 166.00 4846.00 -20679.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 465.00 90.00 4807.00 -19731.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -86.00 76.00 517.00 -948.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 21.00 -14.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 745.00 736.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 4295.00 4419.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 117.00 195.00 4350.00 -19392.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 150239.00 150031.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9972.00 10130.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.10 4.60 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.90 34.90 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.40 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.59 2.51 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.90 11.20 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.42 114.74 117.68 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 111.09 112.29 112.29 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6178.00 6301.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6646.00 6572.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 34531.00 79552.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.18 25.15 25.18 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.23 23.29 23.29 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.31 2.08 13.78 -6.64 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.48 328.33 329.48 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 57.60 57.50 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 124990.00 124689.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 436.70 427.45 1352.18 31.95 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 24627.00 24917.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 790.75 807.50 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]