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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 11-1014-NAT

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July 7, 2011

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

Special Factor: Minnesota has indicated that approximately 2,500 of their reported initial claims are a result of state employees filing due to the state government shutdown.

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 418,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 432,000. The 4-week moving average was 424,750, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average of 427,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent for the week ending June 25, 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 25 was 3,681,000, a decrease of 43,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,724,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,705,250, a decrease of 3,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,709,000.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 416,798 in the week ending July 2, an increase of 10,165 from the previous week. There were 470,366 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.8 percent during the week ending June 25, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,526,384, an increase of 14,968 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.4 percent and the volume was 4,309,375.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 18 was 7,459,561, a decrease of 61,327 from the previous week.

Extended benefits were available in Alabama, 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 18.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,335 in the week ending June 25, a decrease of 38 from the prior week. There were 2,766 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 182 from the preceding week.

There were 23,936 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 18, an increase of 1,572 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,616, a decrease of 100 from the prior week.

States reported 3,256,523 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 18, a decrease of 44,183 from the prior week. There were 4,160,150 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 18 were in Puerto Rico (4.7), Alaska (4.2), Pennsylvania (4.0), Oregon (3.9), California (3.7), Nevada (3.6), Arizona (3.4), Connecticut (3.4), Illinois (3.4), and New Jersey (3.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 25 were in New Jersey (+6,827), California (+5,375), Massachusetts (+3,816), New York (+2,591), and Connecticut (+2,097) while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-4,974), Puerto Rico (-1,332), North Carolina (-1,316), Georgia (-975) and the Virgin Islands (-927).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance July 2

June 25

Change

June 18

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

418,000

432,000

-14,000

429,000

460,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

416,798

406,633

+10,165

394,286

470,366

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

424,750

427,750

-3,000

426,250

467,250

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 25

June 18

Change

June 11

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,681,000

3,724,000

-43,000

3,714,000

4,466,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,526,384

3,511,416

+14,968

3,491,533

4,309,375

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,705,250

3,709,000

-3,750

3,714,750

4,555,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.9

3.0

-0.1

3.0

3.5

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 25

June 18

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,335

2,373

-38

2,377

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,766

2,584

182

2,762


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 18

June 11

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,498,922

3,480,904

18,018

4,313,132

Federal Employees (UCFE)

23,936

22,364

1,572

18,993

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

36,616

36,716

-100

37,948

EUC 20083

3,256,523

3,300,706

-44,183

4,160,150

Extended Benefits4

589,981

634,171

-44,190

444,413

State Additional Benefits 5

5,623

5,844

-221

5,457

STC / Workshare 6

47,960

40,183

7,777

60,140

TOTAL

7,459,561

7,520,888

-61,327

9,040,233


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 06/25/2011 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PA

-4,974

 

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

PR

-1,332

 

No comment.

NC

-1,316

 

Fewer layoffs in the stone, clay, glass,concrete, and textile industries, also in educational services.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MD

+1,069

 

No comment.

MI

+1,175

 

Layoffs in the automobile industry.

OR

+1,236

 

Layoff in the education service.

CT

+2,097

 

No comment.

NY

+2,591

 

Layoffs in the service industries.

MA

+3,816

 

Layoffs in the transportation, and trade industries, also in the education services.

CA

+5,375

 

Layoff in the service industry.

NJ

+6,827

 

Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing industries and education services.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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