Initial Jobless Claims Declined by 24,000 in Week Ending Nov. 18

Washington, DC, November 22, 2023-In the week ending November 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 209,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level, according to the Department of Labor. 

The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 231,000 to 233,000. The four-week moving average was 220,000, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 220,250 to 220,750.