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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Data Released by DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released the latest data on unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 27. The information is available on the DOL blog at

Seasonally adjusted initial claims increased by 9,000 to 224,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The 4-week moving average also increased by 5,250 to 207,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.3 percent, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the previous week.

Unadjusted data showed an increase of 11,082 (or 4.4 percent) in actual initial claims under state programs, totaling 261,029 for the week ending January 27. The unadjusted insured unemployment rate also increased by 0.1 percentage point to 1.5 percent, with a total of 2,187,036 individuals claiming benefits.

The total number of continued weeks claimed for benefits in all programs for the week ending January 13 decreased by 67,159 to 2,080,990. No state was triggered “on” the Extended Benefits program during this week.

In addition, 420 initial claims were filed by former Federal civilian employees, a decrease of 342 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans also saw a decrease of 58 initial claims, with a total of 357 filed in the week ending January 20. Continued weeks claimed by former Federal civilian employees decreased by 58 to 6,708.

The DOL blog provides this information in a user-friendly format, making it easily accessible to the public. For more details and to stay updated on the latest unemployment insurance data, visit  

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