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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 12-1273-NAT

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June 21, 2012

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 387,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 389,000. The 4-week moving average was 386,250, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of 382,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 9 was 3,299,000, unchanged from the preceding week's revised level. The 4-week moving average was 3,293,750, an increase of 5,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,288,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 359,578 in the week ending June 16, a decrease of 17,032 from the previous week. There were 394,286 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the week ending June 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,091,004, a decrease of 212 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,491,533.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 2 was 5,826,164, a decrease of 1,164 from the previous week.

Extended benefits were available in the District of Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia during the week ending June 2.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,541 in the week ending June 9, an increase of 191 from the prior week. There were 2,799 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 592 from the preceding week.

There were 16,398 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 2, an increase of 638 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,135, a decrease of 54 from the prior week.

States reported 2,533,749 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 2, a decrease of 17,764 from the prior week. There were 3,299,235 claimants in the comparable week in 2011. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 2 were in Alaska (4.4), Puerto Rico (3.7), Pennsylvania (3.5), California (3.3), New Jersey (3.3), Connecticut (3.2), Oregon (3.2), Illinois (3.1), Nevada (3.0), and Virgin Islands (3.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 9 were in California (+12,987), Pennsylvania (+7,036), Texas (+4,028), Georgia (3,686), and North Carolina (+3,148), while the largest decreases were in Missouri (-438), Alaska (-126), Puerto Rico (-99), Nevada (-99), and Minnesota (-66).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 16

June 9

Change

June 2

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

387,000

389,000

-2,000

380,000

424,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

359,578

376,610

-17,032

324,385

394,286

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

386,250

382,750

+3,500

378,500

422,750

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 9

June 2

Change

May 26

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,299,000

3,299,000

0

3,318,000

3,726,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,091,004

3,091,216

-212

3,062,676

3,491,533

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,293,750

3,288,500

+5,250

3,285,750

3,726,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.6%

2.6%

0.0

2.6%

3.0%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.4%

2.4%

0.0

2.4%

2.8%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 9

June 2

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,541

1,350

+191

2,183

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,799

2,207

+592

2,718


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 2

May 26

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,082,965

3,056,496

+26,469

3,479,313

Federal Employees (UCFE)

16,398

15,760

+638

23,042

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

38,135

38,189

-54

35,592

EUC 20083

2,533,749

2,551,513

-17,764

3,299,235

Extended Benefits4

110,864

135,502

-24,638

653,687

State Additional Benefits 5

5,425

5,416

+9

5,989

STC / Workshare 6

30,831

24,452

+6,379

45,457

TOTAL

5,826,164

5,827,328

-1,164

7,542,315


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 127,048,587 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 paid, 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 06/9/2012


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

CA

+12,987

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

PA

+7,036

 

Layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, lodging, food services, educational service, and healthcare and social service industries.

TX

+4,028

 

No comment.

GA

+3,686

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, administrative service, trade, and construction industries.

NC

+3,148

 

Layoffs in the nonclassifiable establishments, construction, furniture and fixture, textile, and business industries.

FL

+1,933

 

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

SC

+1,845

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MI

+1,838

 

Modest increase in layoff across most industries.

IL

+1,835

 

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

OH

+1,596

 

No comment.

NY

+1,561

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, and retail industries.

WI

+1,272

 

No comment.

MD

+1,030

 

No comment.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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