U.S. Weekly Initial Jobless Claims At 274k

U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ending May 16 were a seasonally adjusted 274k, up from the prior week’s revised reading of 264k. Not seasonally adjusted, jobless claims for the week were 243k.

Jobless Claims

The 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 266k.

JC 4W

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, for regular state programs was 2.211 million, down from the previous week’s revised reading of 2.223 million.

UI Recipients

The insured unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployment insurance recipients as a share of covered employment, was 1.65%, down from 1.66 the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate

90.27% of all U.S. jobs are covered by state unemployment insurance programs.

Covered Employment

Of the 8.549 million Americans currently unemployed, 25.86% receive unemployment insurance.

UI Recipient Share

Here jobless claims are placed in the context of the U.S. civilian noninstitutional population.

JC in Context

These charts show how some important economic indicators have moved with jobless claims.

JC vs GDP JC vs Housing Starts JC vs Total Employment JC vs U-3

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims At 264k

U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ending May 9 were a seasonally adjusted 264k, down from the prior week’s revised reading of 265k. Not seasonally adjusted, jobless claims for the week were 243k.

Jobless Claims

Individual states that had changes in claims of more than 1k (not seasonally adjusted):

States

The 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 272k.

Jobless Claims 4W

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, for regular state programs was 2.229 million, unchanged from the previous week’s revised reading.

UI Recipients

The insured unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployment insurance recipients as a share of covered employment, was 1.66%, unchanged from the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate

90.27% of all U.S. jobs are covered by state unemployment insurance programs.

Covered Employment

Of the 8.549 million Americans currently unemployed, 26.07% receive unemployment insurance.

UI Recipient Share

Jobless claims and the unemployment rate:

Labor Market

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims At 295k

U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ending April 18 were a seasonally adjusted 295k, up from the prior week’s revised reading of 294k. Not seasonally adjusted, jobless claims for the week were 279k.

Jobless Claims

Individual states that had changes in claims of more than 1k (not seasonally adjusted):

States

The 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 285k.

Jobless Claims 4W

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, for regular state programs was 2.325 million, up from the previous week’s revised reading of 2.275 million.

UI Recipients

The insured unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployment insurance recipients as a share of covered employment, was 1.73%, up from 1.70% the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate

90.39% of all U.S. jobs are covered by state unemployment insurance programs.

Covered

Of the 8.575 million Americans currently unemployed, 27.11% receive unemployment insurance.

UI Share

Jobless claims and the unemployment rate:

Labor Market

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims At 294k

U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ending April 11 were a seasonally adjusted 294k, up from the prior week’s revised reading of 282k. Not seasonally adjusted, jobless claims for the week were 308k.

Jobless Claims

Individual states that had changes in claims of more than 1k (not seasonally adjusted):

States

The 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 283k.

Jobless Claims 4W

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, for regular state programs was 2.268 million, down from the previous week’s revised reading of 2.308 million.

UI Recipients

The insured unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployment insurance recipients as a share of covered employment, was 1.69%, down from 1.73% the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate

90.39% of all U.S. jobs are covered by state unemployment insurance programs.

Covered Employment

Of the 8.575 million Americans currently unemployed, 26.45% receive unemployment insurance.

UI Recipient Share

Jobless claims and the unemployment rate:

Labor Market

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims At 281k

U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ending April 4 were a seasonally adjusted 281k, up from the prior week’s revised reading of 267k. Not seasonally adjusted, jobless claims for the week were 253k.

Jobless Claims

Individual states that had changes in claims of more than 1k (not seasonally adjusted):

States

The 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 282k.

Jobless Claims 4W

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, for regular state programs was 2.304 million, down from the previous week’s revised reading of 2.327 million.

UI Recipients

The insured unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployment insurance recipients as a share of covered employment, was 1.73%, down from 1.74% the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate

89.93% of all U.S. jobs are covered by state unemployment insurance programs.

Covered Employment

Of the 8.575 million Americans currently unemployed, 26.87% receive unemployment insurance.

UI Recipients Share

Jobless claims and the unemployment rate:

Labor Market

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims At 268k

U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ending March 28 were a seasonally adjusted 268k, down from the prior week’s revised reading of 288k. Not seasonally adjusted, jobless claims for the week were 240k.

Jobless Claims

Individual states that had changes in claims of more than 1k (not seasonally adjusted):

States

The 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 284k.

Jobless Claims 4W

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, for regular state programs was 2.325 million, down from the previous week’s revised reading of 2.413 million.

UI Recipients

The insured unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployment insurance recipients as a share of covered employment, was 1.74%, down from 1.81% the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate

89.95% of all U.S. jobs are covered by state unemployment insurance programs.

Covered Employment

Of the 8.705 million Americans currently unemployed, 26.71% receive unemployment insurance.

UI Recipient Share

Jobless claims and the unemployment rate:

Labor Market

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims At 282k

U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ending March 21 were a seasonally adjusted 282k, down from the prior week’s revised reading of 291k. Not seasonally adjusted, jobless claims for the week were 247k.

Jobless Claims

Individual states that had changes in claims of more than 1k (not seasonally adjusted):

States

The 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 297k.

Jobless Claims 4W

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, for regular state programs was 2.416 million, down from the previous week’s revised reading of 2.422 million.

UI Recipients

The insured unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployment insurance recipients as a share of covered employment, was 1.81%, down from 1.82% the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate

89.95% of all U.S. jobs are covered by state unemployment insurance programs.

Covered Employment

Of the 8.705 million Americans currently unemployed, 27.75% receive unemployment insurance.

UI Recipients Share

Jobless claims and the unemployment rate:

Labor Market