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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 12-1339-NAT

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July 5, 2012

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 374,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 388,000. The 4-week moving average was 385,750, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 387,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 23, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 23 was 3,306,000, an increase of 4,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,302,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,304,250, a decrease of 3,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,307,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 367,331 in the week ending June 30, a decrease of 3,129 from the previous week. There were 425,640 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent during the week ending June 23, unchanged from the prior week's revised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,134,347, an increase of 20,443 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,555,831.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 16 was 5,869,607, a decrease of 20,439 from the previous week.

Extended benefits were available in the Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, during the week ending June 16.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,410 in the week ending June 23, an increase of 56 from the prior week. There were 2,686 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 222 from the preceding week.

There were 16,463 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 16, an increase of 368 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,587, an increase of 321 from the prior week.

States reported 2,628,712 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 16, a decrease of 16,805 from the prior week. There were 3,256,523 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 16 were in Virgin Islands (4.3), Alaska (4.1), Puerto Rico (4.0), Pennsylvania (3.7), California (3.3), New Jersey (3.3), Connecticut (3.2), Illinois (3.1), Oregon (3.1), Nevada (2.9), Rhode Island (2.9), and Wisconsin (2.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 23 were in California (+8,239), New Jersey (+4,894), Massachusetts (+3,873), Michigan (+3,692), and Connecticut (+2,598), while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-7,865), Maryland (-2,265), Ohio (-1,588), Wisconsin (-1,544), and Georgia (-1,398).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 30

June 23

Change

June 16

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

374,000

388,000

-14,000

392,000

422,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

367,331

370,460

-3,129

364,548

425,640

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

385,750

387,250

-1,500

387,500

422,250

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 23

June 16

Change

June 9

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,306,000

3,302,000

+4,000

3,310,000

3,719,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,134,347

3,113,904

+20,443

3,101,927

3,555,831

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,304,250

3,307,250

-3,000

3,296,500

3,720,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.6%

2.6%

0.0

2.6%

3.0%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.5%

2.5%

0.0

2.4%

2.8%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 23

June 16

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,410

1,354

+56

2,335

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,686

2,464

+222

2,766


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 16

June 9

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,107,393

3,094,229

+13,164

3,498,922

Federal Employees (UCFE)

16,463

16,095

+368

23,936

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

38,587

38,266

+321

36,616

EUC 20083

2,628,712

2,645,517

-16,805

3,256,523

Extended Benefits4

47,425

59,538

-12,113

587,520

State Additional Benefits 5

5,326

5,507

-181

5,627

STC / Workshare 6

25,701

30,894

-5,193

47,960

TOTAL

5,869,607

5,890,046

-20,439

7,457,104


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 06/23/2012


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PA

-7,865

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, lodging and food services, healthcare and social service, and scientific and technology industries.

MD

-2,265

 

No comment.

OH

-1,588

 

No comment.

WI

-1,544

 

No comment.

GA

-1,398

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, administrative support services, and accommodation and food service industries.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

+8,239

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

NJ

+4,894

 

Layoffs in the educational service, transportation and warehousing, and accommodation and food service industries.

MA

+3,873

 

Layoffs in the educational service, transportation, food service, and administrative support services industries.

MI

+3,692

 

No comment.

CT

+2,598

 

Layoffs in the food service and transportation industries.

NY

+2,094

 

Layoffs in the food service, healthcare and social assistance, and educational service industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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