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Tom Stengle (202) 693-2991

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Media Contact: (202) 693-4676

August 1, 2013

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 326,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 341,250, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average of 345,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending July 20, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 20 was 2,951,000, a decrease of 52,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,003,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,026,000, a decrease of 500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,026,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 279,869 in the week ending July 27, a decrease of 60,084 from the previous week. There were 312,931 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent during the week ending July 20, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,927,554, a decrease of 126,553 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,054,107. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,246,888.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 13 was 4,695,366, a decrease of 154,140 from the previous week. There were 5,964,451 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

No state was triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program the week ending July 13.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,279 in the week ending July 20, a decrease of 31 from the prior week. There were 2,222 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 188 from the preceding week.

There were 20,008 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 13, an increase of 266 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,010, a decrease of 1,464 from the prior week.

States reported 1,564,517 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending July 13, a decrease of 49,668 from the prior week. There were 2,532,828 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 20 were in Puerto Rico (4.9), New Jersey (3.6), Connecticut (3.5), Alaska (3.4), California (3.4), Pennsylvania (3.4), New Mexico (3.2), Nevada (2.9), Virgin Islands (2.9), Illinois (2.8), New York (2.8), Oregon (2.8), and Rhode Island (2.8).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 20 were in California (+7,723), Missouri (+635), Kansas (+427), Illinois (+383), and Maine (+136), while the largest decreases were in New York (-14,966), Pennsylvania (-8,817), Alabama (-6,019), Georgia (-5,504), and Wisconsin (-3,324).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance July 27

July 20

Change

July 13

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

326,000

345,000

-19,000

336,000

366,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

279,869

339,953

-60,084

410,082

312,931

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

341,250

345,750

-4,500

346,500

368,500

WEEK ENDING

Advance July 20

July 13

Change

July 6

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,951,000

3,003,000

-52,000

3,123,000

3,286,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,927,554

3,054,107

-126,553

3,153,726

3,246,888

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,026,000

3,026,500

-500

3,022,500

3,301,250


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.3%

2.3%

0.0

2.4%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.3%

2.4%

-0.1

2.4%

2.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

July 20

July 13

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,279

2,310

-31

1,330

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,222

2,410

-188

2,522


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

July 13

July 6

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,048,145

3,147,722

-99,577

3,329,538

Federal Employees (UCFE)

20,008

19,742

+266

17,950

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

35,010

36,474

-1,464

39,204

EUC 20083

1,564,517

1,614,185

-49,668

2,532,828

Extended Benefits4

806

3,608

-2,802

13,207

State Additional Benefits 5

4,017

4,261

-244

5,171

STC / Workshare 6

22,863

23,514

-651

26,553

TOTAL

4,695,366

4,849,506

-154,140

5,964,451


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 20, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NY

-14,966

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation, construction, and educational service industries.

PA

-8,817

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, professional, scientific and technical services, transportation, and manufacturing industries.

AL

-6,019

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing service industry.

GA

-5,504

 

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

WI

-3,324

 

No comment.

IN

-3,103

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

SC

-2,853

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

KY

-2,671

 

No comment.

TX

-2,385

 

No comment.

TN

-2,325

 

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

MA

-2,165

 

No comment.

OH

-1,994

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

OR

-1,942

 

No comment.

FL

-1,703

 

Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, and services industries.

WA

-1,664

 

No comment.

NJ

-1,528

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade, transportation and warehousing, educational services, construction, and accommodation and food service industries.

MN

-1,485

 

No comment.

AZ

-1,473

 

No comment.

VA

-1,350

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NC

-1,342

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, accommodation and food service, manufacturing, and transportation industries.

MS

-1,294

 

No comment.

MD

-1,087

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

+7,723

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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