According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 654,000, a decrease of 20,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 674,000. The 4-week moving average was 657,250, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average of 658,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.4% for the week ending March 28, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 4.3%.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 28 was 5,840,000, an increase of 95,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 5,745,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,647,500, an increase of 146,750 from the preceding week’s revised average of 5,500,750.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 4.753 million.