Thursday, February 14, 2013

USA Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop to 341K

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U.S. Department of Labor: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

Seasonally Adjusted Data:
Current Claims: 341,000 and -27,000
Trend: 3-week low
2013 weekly average: 353,000
2012 weekly average: 375,000

(U.S. Department of Labor) In the week ending February 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 341,000, a decrease of 27,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 368,000. The 4-week moving average was 352,500, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 351,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending February 2, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending February 2 was 3,114,000, a decrease of 130,000 from the preceding week's unrevised level of 3,244,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,187,250, a decrease of 28,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,216,000.

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Seasonally Adjusted)


Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


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