Unemployment claims rise

by Wally Northway

Published: June 25,2009

WASHINGTON — In the week ending June 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 627,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 617,250, an increase of 500 from the previous week’s revised average.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5 percent for the week ending June 13, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 13 was 6.738 million, an increase of 29,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 6.709 million. The four-week moving average was approximately 6.76 million, a decrease of 3,250 from the preceding week’s revised average.

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.333 million.

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