Jobless Claims Historical Data?

The number of Americans filing for initial unemployment insurance jumped last week, the government said Thursday, with a figure that was above analysts' expectations.
Jobless Claims climbed by 17,000 to 474,000, higher than forecast.
I wonder what the Historical Data is.
Where can I find a graph or chart to see how Jobless Claims have been in the past years?

asked by Clive in Careers & Employment | 6187 views | 12-10-2009 at 03:50 PM

Looking back at historical data, the steady climb in claims for unemployment benefits logically suggests that the unemployment rate for December will likewise jump upon release on January 9.

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Fewer Americans on average filed claims for jobless benefits over the past four weeks, signaling companies are gaining confidence as the economy recovers.

The four-week average declined to a one-year low of 473,750 last week from 481,500, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Initial jobless claims, which are more volatile, unexpectedly rose by 17,000 to 474,000 in the week ended Dec. 5.

answered by Noah | 12-10-2009 at 03:55 PM

If you want to get data you can get it at the US Department of Labor website.

Try this link:>

Submit a request for data or follow the link for More Weekly Claims Reports to find archived News Releases.

answered by Guest | 12-10-2009 at 08:19 PM

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