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U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

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Latest Release
Jul 22, 2021
Actual
419K
Forecast
350K
Previous
368K
Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week. This is the earliest U.S. economic data, but the market impact varies from week to week.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD.
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Source: Department of Labor
U.S. Initial Jobless Claims
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Jul 29, 2021 08:30     419K
Jul 22, 2021 08:30 419K 350K 368K
Jul 15, 2021 08:30 360K 360K 386K
Jul 08, 2021 08:30 373K 350K 371K
Jul 01, 2021 08:30 364K 390K 415K
Jun 24, 2021 08:30 411K 380K 418K

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