The U.S. Department of Labor is reporting that an additional 375,000 Americans made their initial filing for unemployment benefits during the week ending on Saturday, August 7, 2021 — a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The 4-week moving average was 396,250, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised average.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment, known as continuing claims, during the week ending July 31, 2021 was 2,866,000 — a decrease of 114,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the lowest level since March 14, 2020, when it was 1,770,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,101,000 — a decrease of 99,750 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 21st, 2020, when it was 2,071,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1% for the week ending July 31, 2021 — a decrease of 0.1% from the previous week’s revised rate.
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS