Initial Jobless Claims Declined by 16K in Week Ending January 13

Washington, DC, January 18, 2024-In the week ending January 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 187,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's revised level, according to the Department of Labor. 

This is the lowest level for initial claims since September 24, 2022 when it was 182,000. 

The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 202,000 to 203,000. The 4-week moving average was 203,250, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 207,750 to 208,000.