The U.S. Department of Labor is reporting that an additional 684,000 Americans made their initial filing for unemployment benefits during the week ending on Saturday March 20, 2021 — an increase of 97,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The 4-week moving average was 736,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment — known as continuing claims — during the week ending March 13, 2021 was 3,870,000 a decrease of 264,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The 4-week moving average was 4,120,750 a decrease of 137,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.7% for the week ending March 13, 2021, a decrease of 0.2% from the previous week’s unrevised rate
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS