New Claims for Jobless Benefits Rise to 313,000 Last Week

In the week ending June 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 313,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 309,000. The 4-week moving average was 305,500, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised average of 311,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9% for the week ending June 17, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 1.8%.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 17 was 2,409,000, an increase of 54,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,355,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,398,750, a decrease of 2,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,401,500.  

 

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