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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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July 18, 2013

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 334,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 358,000. The 4-week moving average was 346,000, a decrease of 5,250 from the previous week's revised average of 351,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending July 6, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 6 was 3,114,000, an increase of 91,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,023,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,019,250, an increase of 37,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,982,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 408,710 in the week ending July 13, an increase of 25,350 from the previous week. There were 455,260 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the week ending July 6, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,144,838, an increase of 333,812 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,811,026. A year earlier, the rate was 2.6 percent and the volume was 3,360,067.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 29 was 4,519,501, a decrease of 1,903 from the previous week. There were 5,753,820 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending June 29.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,723 in the week ending July 6, a decrease of 622 from the prior week. There were 2,043 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 274 from the preceding week.

There were 17,813 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 29, an increase of 930 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 33,132, a decrease of 594 from the prior week.

States reported 1,636,731 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending June 29, a decrease of 24,152 from the prior week. There were 2,524,363 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending July 6 were in Puerto Rico (4.7), Alaska (3.7), California (3.2), Connecticut (3.2), New Jersey (3.2), New Mexico (3.2), Pennsylvania (3.2), Nevada (2.8), New York (2.7), and Oregon (2.7).

The largest decreases in initial claims for the week ending July 6 were in New Jersey (-4,370), California (-4,265), Texas (-3,133), North Carolina (-2,236), and Washington (-1,253), while the largest increases were in Michigan (+17,700), New York (+15,163), Pennsylvania (+4,831), Kentucky (+4,386), and Ohio (+3,771).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance July 13

July 6

Change

June 29

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

334,000

358,000

-24,000

344,000

382,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

408,710

383,360

+25,350

335,051

455,260

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

346,000

351,250

-5,250

345,750

375,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance July 6

June 29

Change

June 22

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,114,000

3,023,000

+91,000

2,953,000

3,317,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,144,838

2,811,026

+333,812

2,784,958

3,360,067

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,019,250

2,982,250

+37,000

2,974,250

3,314,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.4%

2.3%

+0.1

2.3%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.4%

2.2%

+0.2

2.2%

2.6%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

July 6

June 29

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,723

2,345

-622

1,710

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,043

2,317

-274

2,277


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 29

June 22

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,805,062

2,777,752

+27,310

3,105,573

Federal Employees (UCFE)

17,813

16,883

+930

16,466

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

33,132

33,726

-594

37,519

EUC 20083

1,636,731

1,660,883

-24,152

2,524,363

Extended Benefits4

433

465

-32

41,113

State Additional Benefits 5

4,174

4,362

-188

4,773

STC / Workshare 6

22,156

27,333

-5,177

24,013

TOTAL

4,519,501

4,521,404

-1,903

5,753,820


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 129,827,178 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 JULY 6, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NJ

-4,370

 

Fewer layoffs in the educational service, transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food service, public administration, retail trade, and administrative service industries.

CA

-4,265

 

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

TX

-3,133

 

No comment.

NC

-2,236

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, administrative and support services, and manufacturing industries.

WA

-1,253

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MI

+17,700

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NY

+15,163

 

Layoffs in the transportation, educational service, and health care and social assistance industries.

PA

+4,831

 

Layoffs in the construction, educational service, and manufacturing industry.

KY

+4,386

 

No comment.

OH

+3,771

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, transportation, retail trade, utilities, and service industries.

MA

+3,425

 

Layoffs in the educational industry.

WI

+2,870

 

No comment.

FL

+1,789

 

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

TN

+1,550

 

Layoffs in the administrative and support service, educational service, and manufacturing industries.

GA

+4,426

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative and support service, accommodation and food service, construction, and trade industries.

AR

+1,409

 

No comment.

MO

+1,349

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and administrative and support services.

AL

+1,217

 

Layoffs in the administrative and support service, and manufacturing industries.

IA

+1,182

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

IN

+1,034

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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