The U.S. Department of Labor is reporting that an additional 730,000 Americans made their initial filing for unemployment benefits during the week ending on Saturday, February 20th, 2021. This is a decrease of 111,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The 4-week moving average was 807,750, a decrease of 20,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment (known as continuing claims) during the week ending February 13, 2021 was 4,419,000 — a decrease of 101,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The 4-week moving average was 4,547,000, which is a decrease of 91,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.1% for the week ending February 13, 2021, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous week’s unrevised rate.
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS