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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 10-1591-NAT

 

 

 

 

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November 18, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending Nov. 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 437,000. The 4-week moving average was 443,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised average of 447,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent for the week ending Nov. 6, 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 Nov. 6 was 4,295,000, a decrease of 48,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,343,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,353,250, a decrease of 45,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,398,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 407,468 in the week ending Nov. 13, a decrease of 45,189 from the previous week. There were 475,701 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent during the week ending Nov. 6, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,710,605, a decrease of 72,487 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.7 percent and the volume was 4,883,657.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending Oct. 30 was 8,854,206.

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. 30.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,373 in the week ending Nov. 6, a decrease of 396 from the prior week. There were 2,524 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 19 from the preceding week.

There were 46,522 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Oct. 30, an increase of 3,345 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 42,719, a decrease of 1,740 from the prior week.

States reported 3,966,805 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Oct. 30, an increase of 66,767 from the prior week. There were 3,579,426 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. 30 were in Puerto Rico (6.0 percent), Alaska (5.5), Oregon (4.4), California (4.1), Pennsylvania (4.0), Nevada (3.9), New Jersey (3.8), Connecticut (3.6), Wisconsin (3.6), Arkansas (3.5), Illinois (3.5), and South Carolina (3.5).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Nov. 6 were in North Carolina (+3,277), Pennsylvania (+3,005), Michigan (+2,218), Massachusetts (+2,183), and New York (+2,112), while the largest decreases were in Indiana (-2,001), Kentucky (-1,499), Virginia (-335), California (-163), and Kansas (-162).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 13

Nov. 6

Change

Oct. 30

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

439,000

437,000

+2,000

459,000

509,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

407,468

452,657

-45,189

421,097

475,701

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

443,000

447,000

-4,000

456,500

516,500

WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 6

Oct. 30

Change

Oct. 23

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,295,000

4,343,000

-48,000

4,387,000

5,626,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,710,605

3,783,092

-72,487

3,759,357

4,883,657

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,353,250

4,398,750

-45,500

4,424,000

5,715,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.4%

3.5%

-0.1

3.5%

4.3%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.9%

3.0%

-0.1

3.0%

3.7%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Nov. 6

Oct. 30

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

3,373

3,769

-396

2,336

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,524

2,505

+19

2,478


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Oct. 30

Oct. 23

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,766,898

3,744,373

+22,525

4,938,442

Federal Employees (UCFE)

46,522

43,177

+3,345

24,957

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

42,719

44,459

-1,740

34,934

EUC 20083

3,966,805

3,900,038

+66,767

3,579,426

Extended Benefits4

965,710

911,239

+54,471

618,385

State Additional Benefits 5

4,333

4,350

-17

10,735

STC / Workshare 6

61,219

61,165

+54

104,948

TOTAL

8,854,206

8,708,801

+145,405

9,311,827


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 11/06/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

IN

-2,001

 

Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.

KY

-1,499

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

AR

+1,027

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MO

+1,086

 

Layoffs in the construction and service industries.

NV

+1,091

 

Return to a five day workweek (state holiday on the 29th of October).

MN

+1,178

 

No comment.

TX

+1,635

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

OH

+1,645

 

Layoffs in the automobile industry.

TN

+1,696

 

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

WA

+1,751

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry, and agriculture.

NJ

+2,081

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, transportation, and warehousing industries.

GA

+2,101

 

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

NY

+2,112

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.

MA

+2,183

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.

MI

+2,218

 

Layoffs in the construction and service industries, and agriculture, forestry, and hunting.

PA

+3,005

 

Layoffs in the construction and service industries.

NC

+3,277

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, transportation, and warehousing industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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