According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending October 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 530,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 531,000. The 4-week moving average was 526,250, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 532,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.4% for the week ending October 17, a decrease 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 October 17 was 5,797,000, a decrease of 148,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 5,945,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,960,750, a decrease of 78,750 from the preceding week’s revised average of 6,039,500.