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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 09-782-NAT

 

 

 

 

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July 9, 2009

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 565,000, a decrease of 52,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 617,000. The 4-week moving average was 606,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised average of 616,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the week ending June 27, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 5.0 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 27 was 6,883,000, an increase of 159,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,724,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,769,000, an increase of 12,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,757,000.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.421 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 577,506 in the week ending July 4, an increase of 17,612 from the previous week. There were 401,672 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.5 percent during the week ending June 27, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,043,561, a decrease of 34,892 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1 percent and the volume was 2,857,438.

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, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin during the week ending June 20.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,628 in the week ending June 27, an increase of 54 from the prior week. There were 2,062 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 33 from the preceding week.

There were 17,456 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 20, an increase of 434 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 28,528, an increase of 164 from the prior week.

States reported 2,519,101 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 20, an increase of 81,276 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 20 were in Michigan (6.8 percent), Puerto Rico (6.8), Oregon (6.7), Pennsylvania (6.4), Nevada (6.2), Wisconsin (5.7), California (5.3), Illinois (5.3), North Carolina (5.3), and South Carolina (5.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 27 were in New Jersey (+7,876), Massachusetts (+4,730), Kansas (+4,469), Kentucky (+3,614), and New York (+3,019), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-12,493), Illinois (-5,321), Pennsylvania (-3,949), California (-2,919), and Tennessee (-2,743).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 4

June 27

Change

June 20

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

565,000

617,000

-52,000

630,000

367,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

577,506

559,894

+17,612

568,552

401,672

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

606,000

616,000

-10,000

618,000

388,500

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 27

June 20

Change

June 13

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

6,883,000

6,724,000

+159,000

6,755,000

3,218,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

6,043,561

6,078,453

-34,892

6,113,273

2,857,438

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

6,769,000

6,757,000

+12,000

6,765,250

3,154,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

5.1%

5.0%

+0.1

5.1%

2.4%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

4.5%

4.5%

0.0

4.6%

2.1%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 27

June 20

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,628

1,574

+54

1,423

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,062

2,095

-33

1,613


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 20

June 13

Change

Year


Federal Employees

17,456

17,022

+434

11,720

Newly Discharged Veterans

28,528

28,364

+164

19,270

Railroad Retirement Board

11,000

11,000

0

2,000

Extended Benefits

346,559

282,059

+64,500

1,201

EUC 20083

2,519,101

2,437,825

+81,276

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 06/27/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

FL

-12,493

 

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

IL

-5,321

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction and trade industries.

PA

-3,949

 

Fewer layoffs in the service and transportation industries.

CA

-2,919

 

No comment.

TN

-2,743

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, transportation equipment, industrial machinery, and rubber/plastics industries.

OR

-2,348

 

No comment.

MD

-2,213

 

No comment.

GA

-1,808

 

Fewer layoffs in the textile and service industries.

LA

-1,458

 

No comment.

WI

-1,186

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, transportation, and warehousing industries.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CT

+1,955

 

Increase is seasonal, school closings related, as well as layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NC

+2,191

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, lumber/wood, fabricated metals, industrial machinery, furniture, electrical equipment, and electronic equipment industries.

NY

+3,019

 

Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.

KY

+3,614

 

Layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.

KS

+4,469

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MA

+4,730

 

Increase is seasonal, school closings related, as well as layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.

NJ

+7,876

 

Increase is seasonal, school closings related, as well as layoffs in the public administration, transportation, warehousing, service, and manufacturing industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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