Thursday, February 7, 2013

USA Weekly Unemployment Claims Same as a Year Ago

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

Current seasonally adjusted weekly unemployment claims (366,000) are higher than the 2013 weekly average (355,400) but below below the 2012 weekly average (375,000). Year-ago claims were 371,000. The non-seasonally adjusted weekly unemployment claims (386,176) are at a 2013 low.

(U.S. Department of Labor) In the week ending February 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 366,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 371,000. The 4-week moving average was 350,500, a decrease of 2,250 from the previous week's revised average of 352,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent for the week ending January 26, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 26 was 3,224,000, an increase of 8,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,216,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,211,000, an increase of 13,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,197,250.

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Seasonally Adjusted)


Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


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