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“In the week ending September 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 214,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised level,” the U.S. Department of Labor announced on Thursday.

Key takeaways from the press release

  • The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 201,000 to 202,000.  
  •  The 4-week moving average was 206,250, an increase of 250 from the previous week’s revised average.  
  • The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 15 was 1,661,000, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 1,645,000.