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

Initial Jobless Claims For The Week Rise To 336,000

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

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.

Initial Jobless Claims For The Week Rise To 336,000

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