According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending July 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 468,000. The 4-week moving average was 452,500, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 457,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6% for the week ending July 17, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 3.5%.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 17 was 4,565,000, an increase of 81,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,484,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,548,250, a decrease of 18,000 from the preceding week’s revised average of 4,566,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.037 million.