According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending September 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 551,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 534,000. The 4-week moving average was 548,000, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 554,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6% for the week ending September 19, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 4.6%.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 19 was 6,090,000, a decrease of 70,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 6,160,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,154,500, a decrease of 39,250 from the preceding week’s revised average of 6,193,750.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.665 million.