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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 11,000 to 264,000
In the week ending September 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 264,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 275,000. The 4-week moving average was 272,500, a decrease of 3,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 275,750. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.7 percent for the week ending September 5, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 5 was 2,237,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 3,000 from 2,260,000 to 2,263,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,256,250, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 2,260,250 to 2,261,000.
Posted: September 17, 2015 Thursday 08:30 AM