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Weekly initial unemployment claims down 26,000 to 550,000
In the week ending Sept. 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 550,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 576,000. The 4-week moving average was 570,000, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 572,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent for the week ending Aug. 29, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 4.7 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Aug. 29 was 6,088,000, a decrease of 159,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,247,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,182,500, a decrease of 37,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,220,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.617 million.
Posted: September 10, 2009 Thursday 08:30 AM