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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 09-817-NAT

 

 

 

 

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July 16, 2009

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 522,000, a decrease of 47,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 569,000. The 4-week moving average was 584,500, a decrease of 22,500 from the previous week's revised average of 607,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the week ending July 4, a decrease of 0.5 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 5.2 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 4 was 6,273,000, a decrease of 642,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,915,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,666,750, a decrease of 110,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,777,000.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.449 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 667,534 in the week ending July 11, an increase of 86,389 from the previous week. There were 483,981 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent during the week ending July 4, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,135,066, an increase of 63,714 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.3 percent and the volume was 3,118,724.

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 27.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,642 in the week ending July 4, an increase of 14 from the prior week. There were 1,870 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 192 from the preceding week.

There were 17,471 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 27, an increase of 17 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 28,772, an increase of 242 from the prior week.

States reported 2,525,342 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 27, an increase of 6,241 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 27 were in Michigan (7.2 percent), Puerto Rico (6.9), Oregon (6.5), Pennsylvania (6.3), Nevada (6.1), Wisconsin (5.8), California (5.4), South Carolina (5.4), Connecticut (5.2), Illinois (5.2), New Jersey (5.2), and North Carolina (5.2).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 4 were in Michigan (+12,144), New York (+8,913), Wisconsin (+5,838), Indiana (+5,430), and Ohio (+4,240), while the largest decreases were in New Jersey (-5,030), California (-4,293), North Carolina (-3,983), Kansas (-3,544), and Oregon
(-1,454).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 11

July 4

Change

June 27

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

522,000

569,000

-47,000

617,000

387,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

667,534

581,145

+86,389

559,857

483,981

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

584,500

607,000

-22,500

616,000

387,750

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 4

June 27

Change

June 20

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

6,273,000

6,915,000

-642,000

6,724,000

3,169,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

6,135,066

6,071,352

+63,714

6,078,496

3,118,724

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

6,666,750

6,777,000

-110,250

6,757,000

3,172,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

4.7%

5.2%

-0.5

5.0%

2.4%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

4.6%

4.5%

+0.1

4.5%

2.3%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 4

June 27

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,642

1,628

+14

1,402

Newly Discharged Veterans

1,870

2,062

-192

1,378


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 27

June 20

Change

Year


Federal Employees

17,471

17,454

+17

11,468

Newly Discharged Veterans

28,772

28,530

+242

18,903

Railroad Retirement Board

10,000

10,000

0

2,000

Extended Benefits

285,874

346,559

-60,685

1,726

EUC 20083

2,525,342

2,519,101

+6,241

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 133,078,480 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/04/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NJ

-5,030

 

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

CA

-4,293

 

Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the service industry.

NC

-3,983

 

No comment.

KS

-3,544

 

No comment.

OR

-1,454

 

No comment.

CT

-1,362

 

No comment.

WA

-1,226

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MN

+1,176

 

No comment.

KY

+1,203

 

No comment.

FL

+1,679

 

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

IA

+3,351

 

Increase due to temporary holiday layoffs.

OH

+4,240

 

Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.

IN

+5,430

 

Layoffs in the automobile, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

WI

+5,838

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NY

+8,913

 

Layoffs in the transportation and service industries.

MI

+12,144

 

Most industries posted increases.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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