Thursday, April 4, 2013

USA Weekly Unemployment Claims at 19-Week High

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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: 385,000 and +28,000
Trend: 19-week high
2013 weekly average: 353,000 (rounded)
2012 weekly average: 375,000 (rounded)


U.S. Department of Labor... In the week ending March 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 385,000, an increase of 28,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 357,000. The 4-week moving average was 354,250, an increase of 11,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 343,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending March 23, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 23 was 3,063,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,071,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,067,250, a decrease of 10,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,077,750.

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


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