U.S. unemployment claims decrease

In the week ending April 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims in the U.S. was 456,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 460,250, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week’s revised average.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending April 10, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week’s revised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 10 was 4.646 million, a decrease of 40,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,686,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,643,750, a decrease of 5,500 from the preceding week’s revised average.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.202 million.

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