US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall in Latest Week



The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped by 1 thousand to 230 thousand in the week ended January 27th, from the previous week's downwardly revised level of 231 and compared with market expectations of 238. Claims taking procedures in Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands have still not returned to normal.

The 4-week moving average was 234,500, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 500 from 240,000 to 239,500. 

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.4 percent for the week ending January 20, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. 

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 20 was 1,953,000, an increase of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 3,000 from 1,937,000 to 1,940,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,932,750, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revisedup by 750 from 1,920,000 to 1,920,750.

US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall in Latest Week


DOL | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
2/1/2018 1:47:31 PM