According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending April 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 640,000, an increase of 27,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 613,000. The 4-week moving average was 646,750, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 651,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6% for the week ending April 11, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 4.5%.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 11 was 6,137,000, an increase of 93,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 6,044,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,944,000, an increase of 142,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 5,801,500.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 4.837 million.