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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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June 11, 2009

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 601,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 625,000. The 4-week moving average was 621,750, a decrease of 10,500 from the previous week's revised average of 632,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the week ending May 30, unchanged from the prior week's revised rate of 5.1 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 30 was 6,816,000, an increase of 59,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,757,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,750,500, an increase of 57,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,693,250.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.238 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 576,695 in the week ending June 6, an increase of 76,312 from the previous week. There were 373,046 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent during the week ending May 30, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,127,413, an increase of 93,810 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1 percent and the volume was 2,828,892.

Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin during the week ending May 23.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,766 in the week ending May 30, an increase of 126 from the prior week. There were 1,455 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 295 from the preceding week.

There were 15,026 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 23, a decrease of 256 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 26,755, a decrease of 1,699 from the prior week.

States reported 2,188,364 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 23, a decrease of 158,854 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending May 23 were in Michigan (7.2 percent), Oregon (6.9), Puerto Rico (6.4), Nevada (6.3), Pennsylvania (6.2), Wisconsin (5.8), Arkansas (5.4), North Carolina (5.4), Illinois (5.3), and South Carolina (5.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending May 30 were in Connecticut (+816), Louisiana (+809), Tennessee (+672), Arizona (+618), and Nebraska (+576), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-6,655), Illinois (-4,496), Michigan (-4,385), California (-3,551), and Texas (-2,886).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 6

May 30

Change

May 23

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

601,000

625,000

-24,000

625,000

388,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

576,695

500,383

+76,312

538,268

373,046

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

621,750

632,250

-10,500

627,250

377,500

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 30

May 23

Change

May 16

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

6,816,000

6,757,000

+59,000

6,751,000

3,133,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

6,127,413

6,033,603

+93,810

6,156,855

2,828,892

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

6,750,500

6,693,250

+57,250

6,599,000

3,098,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

5.1%

5.1%

0.0

5.0%

2.3%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

4.6%

4.5%

+0.1

4.6%

2.1%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 30

May 23

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,766

1,640

+126

1,157

Newly Discharged Veterans

1,455

1,750

-295

1,116


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 23

May 16

Change

Year


Federal Employees

15,026

15,282

-256

10,652

Newly Discharged Veterans

26,755

28,454

-1,699

19,349

Railroad Retirement Board

9,000

9,000

0

2,000

Extended Benefits

213,666

146,735

+66,931

0

EUC 20083

2,188,364

2,347,218

-158,854

0


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 133,683,433 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 05/30/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

FL

-6,655

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.

IL

-4,496

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

MI

-4,385

 

Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.

CA

-3,551

 

Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the construction and service industries.

TX

-2,886

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

NJ

-2,121

 

Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

KY

-2,067

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MA

-1,888

 

No comment.

IA

-1,751

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.

OK

-1,446

 

No comment.

OH

-1,277

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

SC

-1,250

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MD

-1,046

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

None

 

 

 

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