According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending April 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 448,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 459,000. The 4-week moving average was 462,500, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 461,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6% for the week ending April 17, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 3.6%.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 17 was 4,645,000, a decrease of 18,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,663,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,639,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the preceding week’s revised average of 4,648,000.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.186 million.