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4-Week Moving Average of Initial Claims/Civilian Labor Force Level


Source: U.S. Employment and Training Administration  

Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report  

Units:  Number, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Weekly, Ending Saturday


An initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer. The claim requests a determination of basic eligibility for the Unemployment Insurance program.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Employment and Training Administration, 4-Week Moving Average of Initial Claims [IC4WSA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/IC4WSA, December 6, 2023.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

Units:  Thousands of Persons, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Persons 16 years of age and older.

The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)'

The source code is: LNS11000000

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Civilian Labor Force Level [CLF16OV], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CLF16OV, December 6, 2023.

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