According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending April 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 456,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 480,000. The 4-week moving average was 460,250, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 457,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6% for the week ending April 10, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from the prior week’s revised rate of 3.7%.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 10 was 4,646,000, a decrease of 40,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,686,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,643,750, a decrease of 5,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 4,649,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.202 million.