The 4-week moving average was 207,000, an increase of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 206,250 to 206,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending September 22, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 22 was 1,650,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 1,663,000. It compares with market consensus of 1,665,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,664,500, a decrease of 15,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since October 27, 1973 when it was 1,664,250.