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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 8,000 to 209,000
In the week ending August 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 209,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 215,000 to 217,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,250, an increase of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 211,500 to 212,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending July 27, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 27 was 1,684,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 1,699,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,687,250, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 1,698,250.
Posted: August 8, 2019 Thursday 08:30 AM