Initial jobless claims for the week ending August 17 were a seasonally adjusted 336k, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. This is a small increase from the previous week’s revised reading of 323k. Unemployment claims for the week not seasonally adjusted were 279k.

Unemployment

US Initial Jobless Claims Long Week Ending August 17 2013 600x375 Initial Weekly Jobless Claims Increase To 336k

The insured unemployment rate was unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 2.3%.

US Insured Unemployment Rate Week Ending August 17 2013 600x375 Initial Weekly Jobless Claims Increase To 336k

The number of unemployment insurance recipients, or continuing claims, was a seasonally adjusted 2.999 million. This is an increase from the prior week’s revised reading of 2.970 million.

US Unemployment Insurance Recipients Week Ending August 17 2013 600x375 Initial Weekly Jobless Claims Increase To 336k

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