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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 10-1454-NAT

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October 21, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending Oct. 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 452,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 475,000. The 4-week moving average was 458,000, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week's revised average of 462,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Oct. 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.5 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Oct. 9 was 4,441,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,450,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,478,000, a decrease of 23,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,501,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 391,737 in the week ending Oct. 16, a decrease of 71,303 from the previous week. There were 460,269 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent during the week ending Oct. 9, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,686,287, a decrease of 25,353 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.7 percent and the volume was 4,916,574.

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, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending Oct. 2.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 10,756 in the week ending Oct. 9, an increase of 5,912 from the prior week. There were 3,158 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 463 from the preceding week.

There were 32,134 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Oct. 2, an increase of 118 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 41,040, a decrease of 901 from the prior week.

States reported 4,040,113 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Oct. 2, an increase of 152,112 from the prior week. There were 3,428,585 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 Oct. 2 were in Puerto Rico (6.4 percent), Alaska (4.4), Nevada (4.0), California (3.9), New Jersey (3.9), Oregon (3.9), Pennsylvania (3.8), Connecticut (3.6), South Carolina (3.5), and Illinois (3.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Oct. 9 were in New York (+8,558), North Carolina (+8,470), California (+7,929), Florida (+7,229), and Pennsylvania (+5,682), while the largest decreases were in the Virgin Islands (-34), and Hawaii (-17).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

Oct. 16

Oct. 9

Change

Oct. 2

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

452,000

475,000

-23,000

449,000

535,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

391,737

463,040

-71,303

373,681

460,269

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

458,000

462,250

-4,250

456,750

533,250

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

Oct. 9.

Oct. 2

Change

Sept. 25

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,441,000

4,450,000

-9,000

4,511,000

5,888,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,686,287

3,711,640

-25,353

3,779,896

4,916,574

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,478,000

4,501,250

-23,250

4,523,000

5,959,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.5%

3.5%

0.0

3.6%

4.5%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.9%

2.9%

0.0

3.0%

3.7%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

Oct. 9

Oct. 2

Change

Year


Federal Employees

10,756

4,844

+5,912

2,261

Newly Discharged Veterans

3,158

2,695

+463

2,700


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

Oct. 2

Sept. 25

Change

Year


Federal Employees

32,134

32,016

+118

20,149

Newly Discharged Veterans

41,040

41,941

-901

30,780

Railroad Retirement Board

3,000

3,000

0

11,000

Extended Benefits

1,033,717

907,298

+126,419

634,601

EUC 20083

4,040,113

3,888,001

+152,112

3,428,585


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 125,845,577 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 10/09/2010 


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

UT

+1,089

 

No comment.

MA

+1,192

 

No comment.

AK

+1,226

 

No comment.

NJ

+1,312

 

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

VA

+1,328

 

Layoffs in the construction industry.

CO

+1,346

 

No comment.

AL

+1,454

 

Layoffs in the construction and primary metals industries.

TN

+1,512

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, and industrial machinery industries.

MO

+1,665

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

SC

+1,690

 

Layoffs in the service and textile industries.

AZ

+2,048

 

No comment.

IN

+2,075

 

Layoffs in the automobile industry.

AR

+2,211

 

No comment.

WA

+2,319

 

Layoffs in the construction, public administration, and manufacturing industries.

GA

+2,336

 

Layoffs in the construction and service industries.

MI

+2,652

 

No comment.

IL

+2,665

 

No comment.

MD

+2,857

 

No comment.

OH

+3,003

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

TX

+4,671

 

Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.

PA

+5,682

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries.

FL

+7,229

 

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

CA

+7,929

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

NC

+8,470

 

Layoffs in the service, transportation, warehousing, textile, and petroleum industries.

NY

+8,558

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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