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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 10-493-NAT

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April 22, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending April 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 456,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 480,000. The 4-week moving average was 460,250, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 457,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending April 10, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 3.7 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 10 was 4,646,000, a decrease of 40,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,686,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,643,750, a decrease of 5,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,649,250.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.202 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 431,740 in the week ending April 17, a decrease of 79,187 from the previous week. There were 596,564 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.8 percent during the week ending April 10, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,906,633, a decrease of 75,054 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.8 percent and the volume was 6,406,046.

Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending April 3.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,443 in the week ending April 10, an increase of 200 from the prior week. There were 2,418 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 691 from the preceding week.

There were 20,084 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending April 3, a decrease of 936 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,596, an increase of 1,802 from the prior week.

States reported 5,347,114 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending April 3, a decrease of 508,187 from the prior week. There were 2,364,774 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending April 3 were in Alaska (6.6 percent), Oregon (6.1), Wisconsin (5.5), Nevada (5.4), Puerto Rico (5.4), Idaho (5.3), Michigan (5.2), Montana (5.2), Pennsylvania (5.1), and North Carolina (5.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending April 10 were in New York (+23,876), California (+23,785), Florida (+7,304), Indiana (+5,603), and Texas (+4,576), while the largest decreases were in Kentucky (-2,147), Iowa (-1,447), New Jersey (-867), Nevada (-850), and Puerto Rico (-763).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

April 17

April 10

Change

April 3

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

456,000

480,000

-24,000

463,000

633,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

431,740

510,927

-79,187

417,296

596,564

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

460,250

457,500

+2,750

451,000

634,000

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

April 10

April 3

Change

March 27

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,646,000

4,686,000

-40,000

4,562,000

6,049,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,906,633

4,981,687

-75,054

5,040,758

6,406,046

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,643,750

4,649,250

-5,500

4,651,250

5,915,250


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.6%

3.7%

-0.1

3.5%

4.5%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.8%

3.9%

-0.1

3.9%

4.8%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

April 10

April 3

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,443

1,243

+200

1,221

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,418

3,109

-691

1,847


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

April 3

March 27

Change

Year


Federal Employees

20,084

21,020

-936

17,103

Newly Discharged Veterans

36,596

34,794

+1,802

28,529

Railroad Retirement Board

8,000

8,000

0

10,000

Extended Benefits

146,583

117,955

+28,628

42,254

EUC 20083

5,347,114

5,855,301

-508,187

2,364,774


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 128,298,468 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 04/10/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

KY

-2,147

 

No comment.

IA

-1,447

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

RI

+1,015

 

Claims were flood related.

OH

+1,129

 

No comment.

MO

+1,180

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

SC

+1,642

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

AZ

+2,096

 

No comment.

AR

+2,176

 

Layoffs in the finance and manufacturing industries.

AK

+2,331

 

No comment.

NC

+2,422

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, transportation, warehousing, and lumber/wood industries.

WI

+2,850

 

Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

TN

+2,988

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, and transportation industries.

KS

+3,601

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

TX

+4,576

 

Layoffs in the service, finance, and manufacturing industries.

IN

+5,603

 

Layoffs in the automobile industry.

FL

+7,304

 

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

CA

+23,785

 

Return to a five day workweek, as well as layoffs in the service industry.

NY

+23,876

 

Layoffs in the transportation and service industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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