Thursday, February 28, 2013

USA Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop to 344K

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

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Seasonally Adjusted)
Seasonally Adjusted Data:
Current Claims: 344,000 and -22,000
Trend: 2-week low
2013 weekly average: 354,000 (rounded)
2012 weekly average: 375,000 (rounded)


U.S. Department of Labor... In the week ending February 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 344,000, a decrease of 22,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 366,000. The 4-week moving average was 355,000, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week's revised average of 361,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending February 16, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending February 16 was 3,074,000, a decrease of 91,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,165,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,155,000, a decrease of 35,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,190,500.

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


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