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U.S. seasonally adjusted initial unemployed claims increased 70,000

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 19, 2020
In the week ending March 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 281,000, an increase of 70,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 211,000.
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America   This is the highest level for initial claims since September 2, 2017
This is the highest level for initial claims since September 2, 2017 when it was 299,000.

Topics: U.S. unemployed

The 4 week moving average was 232,250, an increase of 16,500 from the previous week's revised average.

This is the highest level for this average since January 27, 2018 when it was 234,500.

The previous week's average was revised up by 1,750 from 214,000 to 215,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending March 7, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 7 was 1,701,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level.

The previous week's level was revised down by 23,000 from 1,722,000 to 1,699,000.

The 4 week moving average was 1,703,250, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week's revised average.

The previous week's average was revised down by 17,250 from 1,727,500 to 1,710,250.

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 250,892 in the week ending March 14, an increase of 50,517 (or 25.2 percent) from the previous week.

The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 12,023 (or -6.0 percent) from the previous week.

There were 194,335 initial claims in the comparable week in 2019.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.4 percent during the week ending March 7, unchanged from the prior week.

The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 1,976,544, a decrease of 80,706 (or -3.9 percent) from the preceding week.

The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 83,241 (or -4.0 percent) from the previous week.

A year earlier the rate was 1.4 percent and the volume was 2,008,348.


 

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