This marks 79 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1970.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent for the week ending August 27, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending August 27 was 2,144,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 8,000 from 2,159,000 to 2,151,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,153,750, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 2,000 from 2,159,750 to 2,157,750.