US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week


The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 3 thousand to 213 thousand in the week ended September 21st from the previous week’s revised level of 210 thousand and compared with market expectations of 212 thousand.

The 4-week moving average was 212,000, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 212,250 to 212,750. 

According to unadjusted data, the biggest rises were reported in Michigan (+4,151); Kansas (+1,506) and Missouri (+1,017) while the largest decreases were seen in New York (-1,672); Florida (-1,153) and Georgia (-1,097).

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.1 percent for the week ending September 14, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the previous week's unrevised rate. 

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 14 was 1,650,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 4,000 from 1,661,000 to 1,665,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,665,750, a decrease of 12,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,000 from 1,677,500 to 1,678,500.

US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week


DOL | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
9/26/2019 12:37:59 PM