Thursday, February 21, 2013

USA Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise to 362K

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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: 362,000 and +20,000
Trend: 2-week high
2013 weekly average: 355,000
2012 weekly average: 375,000


(U.S. Department of Labor) In the week ending February 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 362,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 342,000. The 4-week moving average was 360,750, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised average of 352,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending February 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending February 9 was 3,148,000, an increase of 11,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,137,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,186,250, a decrease of 6,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,193,000.

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


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