Source - SMW
US initial claims in the week ending October 21 were 233,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level, the US Department of Labor said today.

The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 222,000 to 223,000.

The 4-week moving average was 239,500, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised average.

The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 248,250 to 248,500.