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Tom Stengle (202) 693-2991

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Tony Sznoluch (202) 693-3176

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Media Contact: (202) 693-4676

July 25, 2013

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 343,000, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 336,000. The 4-week moving average was 345,250, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 346,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending July 13, a decrease 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 13 was 2,997,000, a decrease of 119,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,116,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,023,250, an increase of 2,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,020,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 338,140 in the week ending July 20, a decrease of 71,879 from the previous week. There were 340,780 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent during the week ending July 13, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,047,802, a decrease of 98,920 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,146,722. A year earlier, the rate was 2.6 percent and the volume was 3,336,728.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 6 was 4,840,609, an increase of 317,403 from the previous week. There were 6,034,225 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending July 6.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,308 in the week ending July 13, an increase of 585 from the prior week. There were 2,399 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 356 from the preceding week.

There were 19,774 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 6, an increase of 1,961 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,492, an increase of 3,360 from the prior week.

States reported 1,612,242 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending July 6, a decrease of 24,489 from the prior week. There were 2,556,456 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 13 were in Puerto Rico (4.2), California (3.8), Connecticut (3.6), New Jersey (3.6), Alaska (3.5), North Carolina (3.4), Pennsylvania (3.3), New Mexico (3.2), Illinois (2.9), Nevada (2.9), New York (2.9), Oregon (2.9), Virgin Island (2.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 13 were in Georgia (+7,027), California (+6,799), Texas (+6,001), Alabama (+5,846), and Tennessee (+3,820), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-11,969), New York (-4,743), New Jersey (-4,477), Ohio (-2,501), and Kentucky (-2,163).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance July 20

July 13

Change

July 6

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

343,000

336,000

+7,000

358,000

363,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

338,140

410,019

-71,879

383,360

340,780

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

345,250

346,500

-1,250

351,250

370,500

WEEK ENDING

Advance July 13

July 6

Change

June 29

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,997,000

3,116,000

-119,000

3,027,000

3,291,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,047,802

3,146,722

-98,920

2,814,731

3,336,728

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,023,250

3,020,750

+2,500

2,983,250

3,310,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.3%

2.4%

-0.1

2.3%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.3%

2.4%

-0.1

2.2%

2.6%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

July 13

July 6

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,308

1,723

+585

1,657

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,399

2,043

+356

2,776


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

July 6

June 29

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,140,718

2,808,767

+331,951

3,353,053

Federal Employees (UCFE)

19,774

17,813

+1,961

16,975

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

36,492

33,132

+3,360

39,046

EUC 20083

1,612,242

1,636,731

-24,489

2,556,456

Extended Benefits4

3,608

433

+3,175

36,127

State Additional Benefits 5

4,261

4,174

+87

4,791

STC / Workshare 6

23,514

22,156

+1,358

27,777

TOTAL

4,840,609

4,523,206

+317,403

6,034,225


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 13, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


 

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MI

-11,969

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industries.

NY

-4,743

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation, educational services, and health care and social assistance industries.

NJ

-4,477

 

Fewer layoffs in the educational services, such as public administration, transportation and warehousing, and accommodations and food service industries.

OH

-2,501

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

KY

-2,163

 

No comment.

WI

-1,009

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

GA

+7,027

 

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

CA

+6,799

 

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

TX

+6,001

 

No comment.

AL

+5,846

 

Layoffs in the transportation and manufacturing industries.

TN

+3,820

 

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

SC

+3,543

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

FL

+3,073

 

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

IN

+2,426

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

PA

+2,212

 

Layoffs in the professional, scientific, and technical service, and construction industries.

OR

+1,956

 

No comment.

AZ

+1,763

 

No comment.

LA

+1,680

 

No comment.

VA

+1,286

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NC

+1,160

 

Layoffs in the accommodation and food services, and manufacturing industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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