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U.S. unemployment claims fall again

In the week ending Nov. 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims in the U.S. was 505,000, unchanged from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 514,000, a decrease of 6,500 from the previous week’s revised average.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.3 percent for the week ending Nov. 7, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 4.3 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Nov. 7 was 5.611 million, a decrease of 39,000 from the preceding week’s revised level. The four-week moving average was approximately 5.711 million, a decrease of 83,500 from the preceding week’s revised average.

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.992 million.

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