According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending January 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 454,000, an increase of 51,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 403,000. The 4-week moving average was 428,750, an increase of 15,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 413,000.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Rate Increases
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.2% for the week ending January 15, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 3.1%.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Increases
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 15 was 3,991,000, an increase of 94,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,897,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,975,500, a decrease of 39,750 from the preceding week’s revised average of 4,015,250.