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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 10-854-NAT

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June 24, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 476,000. The 4-week moving average was 462,750, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 464,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending June 12, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.6 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 12 was 4,548,000, a decrease of 45,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,593,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,586,500, a decrease of 21,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,608,250.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.084 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 421,104 in the week ending June 19, a decrease of 23,066 from the previous week. There were 568,552 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent during the week ending June 12, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,284,153, a decrease of 24,408 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,113,017.

Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, 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 June 5.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,147 in the week ending June 12, an increase of 543 from the prior week. There were 2,499 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 314 from the preceding week.

There were 17,837 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 5, an increase of 1,111 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,923, an increase of 895 from the prior week.

States reported 4,733,012 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 5, a decrease of 71,018 from the prior week. There were 2,491,318 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 June 5 were in Puerto Rico (6.3 percent), Oregon (5.2), Alaska (5.1), Nevada (4.5), Pennsylvania (4.5), California (4.4), Wisconsin (4.2), Connecticut (4.1), North Carolina (4.1), and Washington (4.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 12 were in California (+17,572), Pennsylvania (+5,266), Florida (+4,958), Texas (+2,971), and Illinois (+2,481), while the largest decreases were in New Mexico (-708), Kansas (-596), Mississippi (-522), Louisiana (-286), and Alabama (-251).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 19

June 12

Change

June 5

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

457,000

476,000

-19,000

459,000

613,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

421,104

444,170

-23,066

395,396

568,552

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

462,750

464,250

-1,500

463,750

607,500

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 12

June 5

Change

May 29

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,548,000

4,593,000

-45,000

4,488,000

6,483,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,284,153

4,308,561

-24,408

4,200,676

6,113,017

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,586,500

4,608,250

-21,750

4,624,000

6,508,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.5%

3.6%

-0.1

3.5%

4.8%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.3%

3.4%

-0.1

3.3%

4.6%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 12

June 5

Change

Year


Federal Employees

2,147

1,604

+543

1,832

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,499

2,185

+314

1,914


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 5

May 29

Change

Year


Federal Employees

17,837

16,726

+1,111

16,742

Newly Discharged Veterans

36,923

36,028

+895

27,840

Railroad Retirement Board

4,000

4,000

0

11,000

Extended Benefits

563,236

446,804

+116,432

608,603

EUC 20083

4,733,012

4,804,030

-71,018

2,491,318


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 06/12/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

None

 

 

 


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

IN

+1,120

 

Layoffs in the automobile, service, and manufacturing industries.

NY

+1,636

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

SC

+1,930

 

No comment.

NC

+2,184

 

Layoffs in the paper, furniture, construction, service, electrical equipment, and electronic equipment industries.

IL

+2,481

 

Layoffs in the trade and service industries.

TX

+2,971

 

Return to a five day workweek, as well as layoffs in the transportation, trade, and service industries.

FL

+4,958

 

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

PA

+5,266

 

Layoffs in the transportation and service industries.

CA

+17,572

 

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

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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