Thursday, April 25, 2013

USA Weekly Unemployment Claims at 6-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: 339,000 and -16,000
Trend: 6-week low
2013 weekly average: 352,000 (rounded)
2012 weekly average: 375,000 (rounded)


U.S. Department of Labor... In the week ending April 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 339,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 355,000. The 4-week moving average was 357,500, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average of 362,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending April 13, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 13 was 3,000,000, a decrease of 93,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,093,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,071,750, a decrease of 17,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,089,250.

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


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