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Unemployment claims fall again

In the week ending Sept. 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims in the U.S. was 545,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 563,000, a decrease of 8,750 from the previous week’s revised average.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the week ending Sept. 5, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week’s unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Sept. 5 was 6.23 million, an increase of 129,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 6.101 million. The four-week moving average was approximately 6.18 million, a decrease of 5,500 from the preceding week’s revised average

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.636 million.

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