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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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August 8, 2013

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending August 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 333,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 328,000. The 4-week moving average was 335,500, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average of 341,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending July 27, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 27 was 3,018,000, an increase of 67,000 from the preceding week's unrevised level of 2,951,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,023,750, a decrease of 2,250 from the preceding week's unrevised average of 3,026,000.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 286,738 in the week ending August 3, an increase of 5,285 from the previous week. There were 320,219 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent during the week ending July 27, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,954,988, an increase of 27,804 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,927,184. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,242,883.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 20 was 4,520,948, a decrease of 174,418 from the previous week. There were 5,750,327 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 20.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,149 in the week ending July 27, a decrease of 130 from the prior week. There were 2,205 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 17 from the preceding week.

There were 20,596 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 20, an increase of 588 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,312, a decrease of 698 from the prior week.

States reported 1,516,275 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending July 20, a decrease of 48,242 from the prior week. There were 2,412,938 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 (3.7), Alaska (3.5), Connecticut (3.4), Pennsylvania (3.3), New Mexico (3.1), California (3.0), Nevada (2.9), Illinois (2.8), New York (2.8), Rhode Island (2.8), and Virgin Islands (2.8).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 27 were in Idaho (+264), Wisconsin (+179), South Dakota (+115), Arkansas (+90), and Hawaii (+61), while the largest decreases were in California (-21,479), Michigan (-8,647), Missouri (-3,208), Georgia (-2,951), and Texas (-2,782).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance Aug. 3

July 27

Change

July 20

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

333,000

328,000

+5,000

345,000

368,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

286,738

281,453

+5,285

340,152

320,219

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

335,500

341,750

-6,250

345,750

369,750

WEEK ENDING

Advance July 27

July 20

Change

July 13

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,018,000

2,951,000

+67,000

3,003,000

3,323,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,954,988

2,927,184

+27,804

3,054,107

3,242,883

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,023,750

3,026,000

-2,250

3,026,500

3,304,250


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.3%

2.3%

0.0

2.3%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.3%

2.3%

0.0

2.4%

2.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

July 27

July 20

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,149

2,279

-130

1,267

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,205

2,222

-17

2,417


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

July 20

July 13

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,921,295

3,048,145

-126,850

3,238,790

Federal Employees (UCFE)

20,596

20,008

+588

17,460

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

34,312

35,010

-698

39,174

EUC 20083

1,516,275

1,564,517

-48,242

2,412,938

Extended Benefits4

214

806

-592

6,346

State Additional Benefits 5

4,112

4,017

+95

5,430

STC / Workshare 6

24,144

22,863

+1,281

30,189

TOTAL

4,520,948

4,695,366

-174,418

5,750,327


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 27, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

-21,479

 

Fewer layoffs in the service industry.

MI

-8,647

 

Fewer layoffs in the wholesale trade industry.

MO

-3,208

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

GA

-2,951

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, trade, and construction industries.

TX

-2,782

 

No comment.

TN

-2,625

 

No comment.

PA

-2,287

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, professional, scientific and technology service, and manufacturing industries.

AL

-1,347

 

Fewer layoffs in the retail trade industry.

SC

-1,281

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NY

-1,181

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, educational services, and transportation industries.

FL

-1,105

 

Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, retail trade, and service industries.

MA

-1,023

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

None

 

 

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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