Thursday, March 14, 2013

USA Weekly Unemployment Claims at 7-Week Low

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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: 332,000 and -10,000
Trend: 7-week low
2013 weekly average: 351,000 (rounded)
2012 weekly average: 375,000 (rounded)


U.S. Department of Labor... In the week ending March 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 332,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 342,000. The 4-week moving average was 346,750, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 349,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending March 2, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 2 was 3,024,000, a decrease of 89,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,113,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,098,250, a decrease of 28,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,126,500.

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


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