The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.4 percent for the week ending August 12, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.
Continuing claims were unchanged at 1,954,000 during the week ended August 12th. The previous week's level was revised up 1,000 from 1,953,000 to 1,954,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,957,750, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 1,960,250 to 1,960,500.