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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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November 10, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending Nov. 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 435,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 459,000. The 4-week moving average was 446,500, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised average of 456,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent for the week ending Oct. 30, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 3.5 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Oct. 30 was 4,301,000, a decrease of 86,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,387,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,388,250, a decrease of 35,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,424,000.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 449,905 in the week ending Nov. 6, an increase of 28,808 from the previous week. There were 531,743 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.0 percent during the week ending Oct. 30, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,745,901, a decrease of 13,638 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.8 percent and the volume was 4,961,610.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending Oct. 23 was 8,624,679.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,769 in the week ending Oct. 30, a decrease of 35 from the prior week. There were 2,505 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 88 from the preceding week.

There were 43,177 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Oct. 23, a decrease of 2,142 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 44,461, a decrease of 14,445 from the prior week.

States reported 3,815,914 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Oct. 23, a decrease of 162,460 from the prior week. There were 3,520,253 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. 23 were in Puerto Rico (6.1 percent), Alaska (5.2), California (4.1), Oregon (4.1), Pennsylvania (4.0), Nevada (3.9), New Jersey (3.9), Connecticut (3.6), Arkansas (3.5), South Carolina (3.5), and Wisconsin (3.5).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Oct. 30 were in California (+6,387), Kentucky (+2,901), Wisconsin (+2,644), Oregon (+2,296), and Indiana (+1,920), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-3,450), South Carolina (-2,401), Illinois (-997), Georgia (-923), and Pennsylvania (-897).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 6

Oct. 30

Change

Oct. 23

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

435,000

459,000

-24,000

437,000

507,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

449,905

421,097

+28,808

408,488

531,743

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

446,500

456,500

-10,000

454,000

523,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance Oct. 30

Oct. 23

Change

Oct. 16

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,301,000

4,387,000

-86,000

4,388,000

5,683,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,745,901

3,759,539

-13,638

3,769,435

4,961,610

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,388,250

4,424,000

-35,750

4,455,000

5,780,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.4%

3.5%

-0.1

3.5%

4.3%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.0%

3.0%

0.0

3.0%

3.8%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Oct. 30

Oct. 23

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

3,769

3,804

-35

2,444

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,505

2,593

-88

2,326


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Oct. 23

Oct. 16

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,744,373

3,753,481

-9,108

4,906,722

Federal Employees (UCFE)

43,177

45,319

-2,142

22,617

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

44,461

58,906

-14,445

34,292

EUC 20083

3,815,914

3,978,374

-162,460

3,520,253

Extended Benefits4

911,239

1,034,703

-123,464

564,564

State Additional Benefits 5

4,350

4,040

310

10,137

STC / Workshare 6

61,165

57,727

3,438

111,825

TOTAL

8,624,679

8,932,550

-307,871

9,170,410


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. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 - Information on the EB program can be found here: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/extenben.asp
5 - Some states maintain additional benefit programs for those claimants who exhaust regular, extended and emergency benefits. Information on states that participate and the extent of benefits can be  found starting on page 4-5 of this link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
6 - Information on STC/Worksharing can be found starting on page 4-9 of the following link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 10/30/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

FL

-3,450

 

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

SC

-2,401

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MN

+1,000

 

No comment.

VA

+1,044

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

AL

+1,073

 

Layoffs in the textile industry.

OH

+1,309

 

Layoffs in the automobile and primary metals industries.

WA

+1,417

 

No comment.

IN

+1,920

 

Layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.

OR

+2,296

 

No comment.

WI

+2,644

 

No comment.

KY

+2,901

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

CA

+6,387

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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