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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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July 8, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 454,000, a decrease of 21,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 475,000. The 4-week moving average was 466,000, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 467,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent for the week ending June 26, a decrease of 0.2 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 26 was 4,413,000, a decrease of 224,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,637,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,554,000, a decrease of 18,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,572,750.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.064 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 463,560 in the week ending July 3, an increase of 22,560 from the previous week. There were 581,145 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent during the week ending June 26, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,294,188, a decrease of 36,647 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.5 percent and the volume was 6,061,619.

Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington during the week ending June 19.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,359 in the week ending June 26, an increase of 276 from the prior week. There were 2,686 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 305 from the preceding week.

There were 18,964 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 19, an increase of 873 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,915, an increase of 3,581 from the prior week.

States reported 4,147,551 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 19, a decrease of 367,948 from the prior week. There were 2,586,598 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 19 were in Puerto Rico (6.7 percent), Oregon (4.9), Alaska (4.8), Pennsylvania (4.7), Nevada (4.5), California (4.3), Wisconsin (4.2), Connecticut (4.0), North Carolina (3.9), and South Carolina (3.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 26 were in New Jersey (+7,951), Massachusetts (+4,681), New York (+3,473), Florida (+2,838), and Connecticut (+2,560), while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-2,841), Tennessee (-1,375), Illinois (-1,346), Iowa (-1,230), and Alabama (-869).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 3

June 26

Change

June 19

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

454,000

475,000

-21,000

459,000

571,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

463,560

441,000

+22,560

423,438

581,145

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

466,000

467,250

-1,250

463,250

598,000

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 26

June 19

Change

June 12

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,413,000

4,637,000

-224,000

4,573,000

6,567,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,294,188

4,330,835

-36,647

4,307,793

6,061,619

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,554,000

4,572,750

-18,750

4,592,750

6,510,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.4%

3.6%

-0.2

3.6%

4.9%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.3%

3.4%

-0.1

3.4%

4.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 26

June 19

Change

Year


Federal Employees

2,359

2,083

+276

1,628

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,686

2,381

+305

2,062


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 19

June 12

Change

Year


Federal Employees

18,964

18,091

+873

17,454

Newly Discharged Veterans

37,915

34,334

+3,581

28,524

Railroad Retirement Board

5,000

4,000

+1,000

14,000

Extended Benefits

429,816

405,065

+24,751

702,344

EUC 20083

4,147,551

4,515,499

-367,948

2,586,598


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 06/26/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PA

-2,841

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, transportation, and transportation equipment industries.

TN

-1,375

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade and service industries.

IL

-1,346

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade and service industries.

IA

-1,230

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

RI

+1,114

 

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

NH

+1,133

 

Increase is school closings related.

CA

+2,225

 

No comment.

OR

+2,467

 

Increase due to a statewide furlough week the previous week.

KY

+2,554

 

No comment.

CT

+2,560

 

No comment.

FL

+2,838

 

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

NY

+3,473

 

Layoffs in the construction and service industries.

MA

+4,681

 

No comment.

NJ

+7,951

 

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

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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