According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending July 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 398,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 422,000. The 4-week moving average was 413,750, a decrease of 8,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 422,250.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Rate Decreases
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9% for the week ending July 16, a 0.1 percentage point decrease from the prior week’s revised rate of 3.0%.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Decreases
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 16 was 3,703,000, a decrease of 17,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,720,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,721,000, a decrease of 5,250 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,726,250.