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SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATAIn the week ending Jan. 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 409,000, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 391,000. The 4-week moving average was 410,750, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of 414,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent for the week ending Dec. 25, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.3 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Dec. 25 was 4,103,000, a decrease of 47,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,150,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,122,500, a decrease of 2,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,125,250.
UNADJUSTED DATAThe advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 577,279 in the week ending Jan. 1, an increase of 52,038 from the previous week. There were 645,446 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent during the week ending Dec. 25, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,390,661, an increase of 273,882 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.2 percent and the volume was 5,484,997.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending Dec. 18 was 8,765,952. DOL Press Release and of course prior week revisions
Week Ending SA NSA Diff
1/1/11 409,000 577,279 168,279
12/25/10 391,000 525,241 134,241
12/18/10 420,000 495,548 75,548
12/11/10 423,000 490,276 67,276
12/4/10 438,000 585,678 147,678
Total 2,081,000 2,674,022 593,022