According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending August 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 395,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 402,000. The 4-week moving average was 405,000, a decrease of 3,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 408,250.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Rate Decreases
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9% for the week ending July 30, a 0.1 percentage point decrease from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 3.0%.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Decreases
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 30 was 3,688,000, a decrease of 60,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,748,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,718,750, a decrease of 15,250 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,734,000.