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Initial jobless claims also called unemployment claims or unemployment insurance claims are one of the US employment statistics indicator released weekly (usually on Thursday) by the US Department of Labor statistics. It is one of the fundamental indicators used to measure the US dollar strength versus other currencies. Lower number of weekly claims is considered to be better for the USD; a higher number is considered a weakening factor. Do not confuse these reports with the nonfarm payrolls released once a month. The posts below can provide you with all the initial jobless claims statistics for the past few years.

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2007