The four-week moving average for initial claims decreased by 1,000 to 220,750.
The four-week moving average for continuing claims increased by 8,000 to 1,728,500.
Initial claims have held below 300,000 for 202 consecutive weeks.The key takeaway from the report is that the low level of initial claims continues to reflect a solid labor market.
|Jan 12||Jan 5||Dec 29||Dec 22||Dec 15|
|4-Wk Moving Avg||221K||222K||219K||219K||223K|
|4-Wk Moving Avg||1729K||1721K||1706K||1678K|