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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 09-846-NAT

 

 

 

 

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July 23, 2009

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 554,000, an increase of 30,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 524,000. The 4-week moving average was 566,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised average of 585,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the week ending July 11, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 4.7 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 11 was 6,225,000, a decrease of 88,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,313,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,541,500, a decrease of 132,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,674,000.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.474 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 580,944 in the week ending July 18, a decrease of 90,298 from the previous week. There were 411,408 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent during the week ending July 11, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,231,108, an increase of 57,168 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,164,970.

Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, 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 July 4.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,034 in the week ending July 11, an increase of 392 from the prior week. There were 2,234 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 364 from the preceding week.

There were 18,461 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 4, an increase of 990 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 29,098, an increase of 331 from the prior week.

States reported 2,632,361 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 4, an increase of 107,019 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending July 4 were in Puerto Rico (6.9 percent), Michigan (6.8), Oregon (6.8), Pennsylvania (6.4), Nevada (6.2), Wisconsin (6.1), South Carolina (5.7), New Jersey (5.6), North Carolina (5.5), and Connecticut (5.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 11 were in New York (+12,504), North Carolina (+10,382), Florida (+10,043), Missouri (+8,293), and Tennessee (+6,943), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-6,648), Massachusetts (-2,910), New Jersey (-2,888), Indiana (-2,497), and California (-1,755).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 18

July 11

Change

July 4

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

554,000

524,000

+30,000

569,000

413,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

580,944

671,242

-90,298

581,145

411,408

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

566,000

585,000

-19,000

607,000

393,000

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 11

July 4

Change

June 27

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

6,225,000

6,313,000

-88,000

6,904,000

3,165,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

6,231,108

6,173,940

+57,168

6,061,619

3,164,970

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

6,541,500

6,674,000

-132,500

6,774,250

3,176,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

4.7%

4.7%

0.0

5.2%

2.4%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

4.7%

4.6%

+0.1

4.5%

2.4%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 11

July 4

Change

Year


Federal Employees

2,034

1,642

+392

1,770

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,234

1,870

+364

1,852


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 4

June 27

Change

Year


Federal Employees

18,461

17,471

+990

12,629

Newly Discharged Veterans

29,098

28,767

+331

20,055

Railroad Retirement Board

14,000

14,000

0

2,000

Extended Benefits

359,986

296,738

+63,248

1,300

EUC 20083

2,632,361

2,525,342

+107,019

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 07/11/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MI

-6,648

 

Fewer layoffs were recorded throughout most industries.

MA

-2,910

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation industry.

NJ

-2,888

 

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

IN

-2,497

 

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

CA

-1,755

 

No comment.

IA

-1,510

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

WV

+1,032

 

Layoffs in the service and mining industries.

ND

+1,032

 

No comment.

NV

+1,152

 

Return to a five day workweek.

LA

+1,210

 

No comment.

MD

+1,392

 

No comment.

TX

+1,726

 

Layoffs in the transportation, service, and manufacturing industries.

CO

+1,796

 

Return to a five day workweek.

OR

+1,923

 

No comment.

VA

+2,625

 

Return to a five day workweek.

AZ

+3,050

 

No comment.

WA

+3,357

 

Layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.

KS

+4,259

 

No comment.

AL

+4,363

 

Layoffs in the apparel and service industries.

PA

+4,415

 

Layoffs in the industrial machinery and service industries.

AR

+4,657

 

No comment.

IL

+4,939

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

SC

+5,114

 

Layoffs in the textile and manufacturing industries.

GA

+6,638

 

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

TN

+6,943

 

Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.

MO

+8,293

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries.

FL

+10,043

 

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

NC

+10,382

 

Layoffs in the textile, furniture, and transportation equipment industries.

NY

+12,504

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, and transportation industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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