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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 11-0994-NAT

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June 30, 2011

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 428,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 429,000. The 4-week moving average was 426,750, an increase of 500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 426,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent for the week ending June 18, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 3.0 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 18 was 3,702,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,714,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,703,500, a decrease of 11,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,714,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 403,284 in the week ending June 25, an increase of 8,998 from the previous week. There were 444,712 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.8 percent during the week ending June 18, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,491,213, a decrease of 320 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.4 percent and the volume was 4,328,074.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 11 was 7,511,613, a decrease of 30,701 from the previous week.

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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia, during the week ending June 11.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,373 in the week ending June 18, an increase of 190 from the prior week. There were 2,584 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 134 from the preceding week.

There were 22,364 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 11, a decrease of 678 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,716, an increase of 1,124 from the prior week.

States reported 3,300,706 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 11, an increase of 1,471 from the prior week. There were 4,516,594 claimants in the comparable week in 2010. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 11 were in Puerto Rico (4.8), Alaska (4.6), Pennsylvania (3.9), California (3.8), Oregon (3.8), Nevada (3.5), New Jersey (3.5), Connecticut (3.4), Arkansas (3.2), Illinois (3.2), Mississippi (3.2), New Mexico (3.2), Virgin Islands (3.2), and Wisconsin (3.2).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 18 were in California (+4,393), New Jersey (+3,274), Florida (+3,146), Michigan (+1,794), Pennsylvania (+1,653), while the largest decreases were in Ohio (-2,769), Illinois (-2,557), New York (-2,215), Georgia (-2,119), and
Texas (-1,532).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 25

June 18

Change

June 11

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

428,000

429,000

-1,000

420,000

472,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

403,284

394,286

+8,998

400,608

444,712

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

426,750

426,250

+500

426,250

468,250

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 18

June 11

Change

June 4

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,702,000

3,714,000

-12,000

3,702,000

4,595,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,491,213

3,491,533

-320

3,491,359

4,328,074

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,703,500

3,714,750

-11,250

3,715,750

4,569,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.9

3.0

-0.1

2.9

3.6

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.8

2.8

0.0

2.8

3.4


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 18

June 11

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,373

2,183

190

2,103

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,584

2,718

-134

2,423


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 11

June 4

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,480,904

3,479,313

1,591

4,290,654

Federal Employees (UCFE)

22,364

23,042

-678

18,110

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

36,716

35,592

1,124

34,346

EUC 20083

3,300,706

3,299,235

1,471

4,516,594

Extended Benefits4

624,896

653,687

-28,791

420,850

State Additional Benefits 5

5,844

5,988

-144

5,338

STC / Workshare 6

40,183

45,457

-5,274

65,160

TOTAL

7,511,613

7,542,314

-30,701

9,351,052


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 125,572,661 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 06/18/2011 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

OH

-2,769

 

No Comment.

IL

-2,557

 

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

NY

-2,215

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction and service industries.

GA

-2,119

 

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

TX

-1,532

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries.

MA

-1,502

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, transportation, and warehousing industries.

MO

-1,399

 

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

TN

-1,128

 

Fewer layoffs in the education services,trade, and service industries.

OR

-1,053

 

No Comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PR

+1,495

 

No comment.

PA

+1,653

 

Layoffs in the transportation and service industries.

MI

+1,794

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

FL

+3,146

 

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

NJ

+3,274

 

Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing and services industries due to school closures.

CA

+4,393

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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