US: Initial weekly jobless claims decreased by 1,000 to 216,000
"In the week ending December 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 216,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level," the U.S. Department of Labor announced on Thursday.
Key takeaways from the press release
- The 4-week moving average was 218,000, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average.
- The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending December 15, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.
- The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending December 15 was 1,701,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level.