US | Initial Jobless Claims - 15 Aug 2020

Initial jobless claims for regular state benefits rose back above 1 million last week, increasing 135,000 to 1.106 million. The data suggest that the recent decline in claims may have been partly due to supplemental benefits expiring – and the increase might reflect their partial restoration.

What you will learn:

  • Continuing claims for regular state benefits, which lag initial claims by a week, continued their decline, falling 636,000 to 14.844 million, their lowest level since early April. 
  • Factoring in individuals receiving emergency federal benefits provided by the CARES Act – either PUA or PEUC benefits – more than 30 million individuals were receiving some type of benefits in the week ended August 1.

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