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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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June 27, 2013

   

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 346,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 355,000. The 4-week moving average was 345,750, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 348,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending June 15, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 15 was 2,965,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,966,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,973,250, a decrease of 9,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,982,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 334,978 in the week ending June 22, a decrease of 1,589 from the previous week. There were 370,521 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent during the week ending June 15, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,787,079, an increase of 7,471 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,779,608. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,113,846.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 8 was 4,556,706, an increase of 23,146 from the previous week. There were 5,890,083 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending June 8.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,206 in the week ending June 15, a decrease of 211 from the prior week. There were 2,262 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 124 from the preceding week.

There were 16,930 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 8, a decrease of 179 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,609, an increase of 532 from the prior week.

States reported 1,707,109 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 8, an increase of 23,147 from the prior week. There were 2,645,554 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 15 were in Puerto Rico (4.6), Alaska (4.2), New Mexico (3.2), California (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), New Jersey (3.0), Pennsylvania (2.9), Nevada (2.8), Virgin Islands (2.8), Illinois (2.6), and Oregon (2.6).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 15 were in California (+15,341), Pennsylvania (+4,882), Florida (+4,850), Michigan (+1,114), and Maryland (+1,065), while the largest decreases were in Illinois (-3,401), New York (-2,090), Georgia (-1,893), Missouri (-1,591), and Tennessee (-1,542).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 22

June 15

Change

June 8

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

346,000

355,000

-9,000

336,000

381,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

334,978

336,567

-1,589

332,371

370,521

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

345,750

348,500

-2,750

345,750

381,750

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 15

June 8

Change

June 1

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,965,000

2,966,000

-1,000

2,991,000

3,309,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,787,079

2,779,608

+7,471

2,778,430

3,113,846

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,973,250

2,982,500

-9,250

2,971,750

3,315,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.3%

2.3%

0.0

2.3%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.2%

2.2%

0.0

2.2%

2.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 15

June 8

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,206

1,417

-211

1,353

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,262

2,386

-124

2,463


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 8

June 1

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,775,173

2,772,594

+2,579

3,094,229

Federal Employees (UCFE)

16,930

17,109

-179

16,095

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

34,609

34,077

+532

38,266

EUC 20083

1,707,109

1,683,962

+23,147

2,645,554

Extended Benefits4

386

328

+58

59,538

State Additional Benefits 5

4,621

4,761

-140

5,507

STC / Workshare 6

17,878

20,729

-2,851

30,894

TOTAL

4,556,706

4,533,560

+23,146

5,890,083


FOOTNOTES
SA - Seasonally Adjusted Data, NSA - Not Seasonally Adjusted Data
1 - Prior year is comparable to most recent data.
2 - Most recent week used covered employment of 129,204,324 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 - Information on the EB program can be found here: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/extenben.asp
5 - Some states maintain additional benefit programs for those claimants who exhaust regular, extended and emergency benefits. Information on states that participate,
        and the extent of benefits paid, can be found starting on page 4-5 of this link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
6 - Information on STC/Worksharing can be found starting on page 4-9 of the following link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/15/2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

State Supplied Comment

IL

-3,401

Fewer layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, and administrative and support service industries.

NY

-2,090

Fewer layoffs in the construction, accommodation and food service, and finance and insurance industries.

GA

-1,893

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative and support service , health care and social assistance, and accommodation and food service industries.

MO

-1,591

Fewer layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, construction, accommodation and food service, and health care and social assistance industries.

TN

-1,542

No comment.

OR

-1,488

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

+15,341

 

Layoffs in the services industry.

PA

+4,882

 

Layoffs in the transportation, accommodation and food service, construction, and educational service industries.

FL

+4,850

 

Layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, and service industries.

MI

+1,114

 

No comment.

MD

+1,065

 

No comment.


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