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Jobless claims average down 3,750

October 03 2013

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,750 in the week ended Sept. 28 to a level of 305,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 308,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility of the weekly numbers. Total initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week rose to 308,000, up 1,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 307,000.

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