The 4-week moving average was 281,250, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's average
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent for the week ending January 30, down from 1.7 percent in the previous two weeks.
The continuing claims drawn by workers for more than a week (the advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment) during the week ending January 30 was 2,239,000, a decrease of 21,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 5,000 to 2,260,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,248,000, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,500 from 2,252,750 to 2,254,250.