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 Economic Research and Analysis - Initial and Continued Claims
There are two components to the unemployment insurance claims data. The first component is initial claims. Initial claims measure how many job seekers are filing an unemployment insurance claim for the first time. The second component is continued claims. Continued claims indicate the number of job seekers that continue to receive the unemployment insurance benefit after their initial claim.
 
For the file week ending on 10/4/2014, initial claims increased by 320 to 1,746.  For the same file week, the initial claims four-week moving average rose by 54 to reach 1,570.
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For the file week ending on 10/4/2014, continued claims declined by 109 to 14,629 for the week.  The continued claims four-week moving average dropped by 233 to 14,858.
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The following two charts illustrate changes in initial and continued claims from January 3, 1987, through October 4, 2014.  This data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s web site. To download a spreadsheet containing the data click here.  For data on other states or for more information on the data visit their website at http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims.asp.
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