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11/21, 2:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US initial jobless claims unchanged at 227,000

Initial jobless claims in the United States for the week ending November 16 totaled 227,000, unchanged from the revised figure from the week before, the US Department of Labor reported on Thursday. The four-week moving average was 221,000, going up 3,500 compared to the previous week's revised average.

The seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate for the week ending November 9 was 1.2%, which was unchanged from the previous week. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the same week stood at 1,695,000, going up by 3,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 1,692,000. The four-week moving average was 1,693,000 or 3,000 more compared to the previous week's revised average of 1,690,000.

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