According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending December 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 372,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 362,000. The 4-week moving average was 360,000, an increase of 250 from the previous week’s revised average of 359,750.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5% for the week ending December 22, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate.
Advance Seasonally Adjusted Insured Unemployment Increases
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending December 22 was 3,245,000, an increase of 44,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,201,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,224,250, an increase of 6,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,217,750.