The indicator reflects Jobless Claims changes for the previous week. These values do not always accurately reflect the actual situation; they are sometimes distorted by short term factors such as local or national holidays. The indicator may be a hint to what the NFP (Nonfarm Payroll) index will be like. If in the duration of the month this indicator value sequentially decreases, then the probability is high that the Nonfarm Payrolls value will be high. The indicator has limited online forex market influence. A decrease in the amount of Jobless Claims (USA) is an advantageous factor for the the US dollar rate growth. The data is published each Thursday.