In the week ending Jan. 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 444,000, an increase of 11,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 433,000. The four-week moving average was 440,750, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 449,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Jan. 2, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week’s unrevised rate of 3.6 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Jan. 2 was 4,596,000, a decrease of 211,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,807,000. The four-week moving average was 4,855,000, a decrease of 151,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 5,006,500.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.448 million