The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 277,000 to 276,000.
Claims stayed below 300,000 for the 31th straight week and 4-week moving average decreased further by 3,000 to 267,500. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 270,750 to 270,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent for the week ending September 26, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.
The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits (advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment) during the week ending September 26 was 2,204,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 4,000 from 2,191,000 to 2,195,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,221,500, a decrease of 14,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,000 from 2,235,250 to 2,236,250.