Source - SMW
US initial claims in the week ending 28 October were 229,000, a decrease of 5,000 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 233,000 to 234,000.

The 4-week moving average was 232,500, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average.

The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 239,500 to 239,750.