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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 10-990-NAT

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July 22, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 464,000, an increase of 37,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 427,000. The 4-week moving average was 456,000, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 454,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending July 10, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.7 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 10 was 4,487,000, a decrease of 223,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,710,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,567,000, a decrease of 21,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,588,500.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.046 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 498,022 in the week ending July 17, a decrease of 13,113 from the previous week. There were 585,575 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent during the week ending July 10, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,581,351, an increase of 186,572 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.7 percent and the volume was 6,256,960.

Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington during the week ending July 3.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,197 in the week ending July 10, an increase of 640 from the prior week. There were 2,705 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 8 from the preceding week.

There were 19,870 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 3, an increase of 1,103 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,499, an increase of 866 from the prior week.

States reported 3,483,940 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 3, a decrease of 404,049 from the prior week. There were 2,706,195 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 July 3 were in Puerto Rico (7.0 percent), Oregon (4.9), Pennsylvania (4.8), Alaska (4.5), Nevada (4.5), Connecticut (4.4), Massachusetts (4.4), New Jersey (4.4), California (4.1), and Wisconsin (4.1).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 10 were in New York (+18,047), Indiana (+9,094), Michigan (+7,758), Georgia (+6,268), and Florida (+5,568), while the largest decreases were in New Jersey (-10,585), California (-8,034), Massachusetts (-3,343), Illinois (-1,327), and Oregon
(-987).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 17

July 10

Change

July 3

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

464,000

427,000

+37,000

458,000

564,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

498,022

511,135

-13,113

468,456

585,575

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

456,000

454,750

+1,250

467,000

569,250

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 10

July 3

Change

June 26

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,487,000

4,710,000

-223,000

4,434,000

6,122,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,581,351

4,394,779

+186,572

4,314,532

6,256,960

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,567,000

4,588,500

-21,500

4,559,250

6,351,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.5%

3.7%

-0.2

3.5%

4.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.6%

3.5%

+0.1

3.4%

4.7%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 10

July 3

Change

Year


Federal Employees

3,197

2,557

+640

2,034

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,705

2,697

+8

2,234


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 3

June 26

Change

Year


Federal Employees

19,870

18,767

+1,103

18,461

Newly Discharged Veterans

38,499

37,633

+866

29,098

Railroad Retirement Board

4,000

3,000

+1,000

14,000

Extended Benefits

445,394

409,442

+35,952

739,230

EUC 20083

3,483,940

3,887,989

-404,049

2,706,195


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 126,763,245 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/10/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NJ

-10,585

 

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

CA

-8,034

 

Shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the service industry.

MA

-3,343

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation, service, and public administration industries.

IL

-1,327

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

IA

+1,185

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

AZ

+1,205

 

No comment.

PR

+1,234

 

No comment.

PA

+1,395

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and wood products industries.

KS

+1,453

 

No comment.

AR

+1,511

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NC

+1,555

 

Layoffs in the lumber/wood, rubber/plastics, paper, construction, trade, and transportation equipment industries.

WI

+1,572

 

Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.

KY

+1,874

 

No comment.

TX

+2,115

 

Layoffs in the finance, service, and manufacturing industries.

MO

+2,645

 

Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.

FL

+5,568

 

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

GA

+6,268

 

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

MI

+7,758

 

No comment.

IN

+9,094

 

Layoffs in the automobile and service industries.

NY

+18,047

 

Layoffs in the transportation, service, and public administration industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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