Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

This week’s ETA Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report:

In the week ending Jan. 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 343,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 354,000. The 4-week moving average was 347,500, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 350,500.

And the UNadjusted numbers?

“The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 677,883 in the week ending Jan. 10, an increase of 128,233 from the previous week. There were 724,111 initial claims in the comparable week in 2003.”

I report, you decide.