In the week ending September 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 275,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 282,000 to 281,000. The 4-week moving average was 275,750, an increase of 500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 250 from 275,500 to 275,250.

There were no special factors impacting this week’s initial claims.