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9/12, 2:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US initial jobless claims down by 15,000 to 204,000

Initial jobless claims in the United States for the week ending September 7 decreased by 15,000 compared to the previous week's revised figure of 219,000 to reach 204,000, the US Department of Labor reported on Thursday. The four-week moving average was 212,500, down by 4,250 compared to the previous week's revised average of 216,750.

The seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate for the week ending August 31 was 1.2%, unchanged compared to the previous week. The seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the same week was 1,670,000, down by 4,000 from the previous week's revised figure. The four-week moving average was 1,680,250, marking a decline of 14,500 compared to the previous week's revised average of 1,694,750.

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