According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending February 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 473,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 442,000. The 4-week moving average was 467,500, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 469,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5% for the week ending February 6, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 3.5%.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending February 6 was 4,563,000, unchanged from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,563,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,585,750, a decrease of 24,000 from the preceding week’s revised average of 4,609,750.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.240 million.