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October 10 , 2013

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending October 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 374,000, an increase of 66,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 308,000. The 4-week moving average was 325,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 305,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending September 28, unchanged from the prior week's revised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 28 was 2,905,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,921,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,858,750, an increase of 22,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,836,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 336,849 in the week ending October 5, an increase of 84,616 from the previous week. There were 329,919 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent during the week ending September 28, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,478,333, a decrease of 36,220 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2 percent and the volume was 2,785,230.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending September 21 was 4,028,411, an increase of 25,956 from the previous week. There were 5,044,649 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

No state was triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program during the week ending September 21.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,391 in the week ending September 28, an increase of 359 from the prior week. There were 2,098 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 52 from the preceding week.

There were 19,918 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending September 21, a decrease of 81 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 31,643, a decrease of 62 from the prior week.

States reported 1,442,484 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending September 21, a decrease of 27,543 from the prior week. There were 2,106,072 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 September 28 were in Puerto Rico (4.0), Alaska (3.4), New Jersey (3.1), Virgin Islands (3.1), California (3.0), Connecticut (2.7), Pennsylvania (2.6), Illinois (2.4), Nevada (2.4), District of Columbia (2.3), and New York (2.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending September 28 were in Puerto Rico (+1,105), Oregon (+1,104), California (+1,045), Pennsylvania (+736), and Missouri (+561), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-2,061), New York (-1,694), Florida (-1,349), Texas (-1,255), and labama (-1,008).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance October 5

September 28

Change

September 21

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

374,000

308,000

+66,000

307,000

352,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

336,849

252,233

+84,616

255,110

329,919

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

325,000

305,000

+20,000

308,750

366,500

WEEK ENDING

Advance September 28

September 21

Change

September 14

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,905,000

2,921,000

-16,000

2,821,000

3,273,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,478,333

2,514,553

-36,220

2,463,149

2,785,230

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,858,750

2,836,250

+22,500

2,842,000

3,273,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.2%

2.2%

0.0

2.2%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

1.9%

1.9%

0.0

1.9%

2.2%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

September 28

September 21

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,391

1,032

+359

1,545

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,098

2,150

-52

2,513


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

September 21

September 14

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,508,811

2,457,438

+51,373

2,813,897

Federal Employees (UCFE)

19,918

19,999

-81

17,283

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

31,643

31,705

-62

38,511

EUC 20083

1,442,484

1,470,027

-27,543

2,106,072

Extended Benefits4

262

253

+9

35,186

State Additional Benefits 5

4,880

4,551

+329

6,295

STC / Workshare 6

20,413

18,482

+1,931

27,405

TOTAL

4,028,411

4,002,455

+25,956

5,044,649


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 SEPTEMBER 28, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MI

-2,061

 

Decrease due to shortened workweek to allow for computer system conversion.

NY

-1,694

 

Fewer layoffs in food services, construction and public administration industries.

FL

-1,349

 

Fewer layoffs in trade and service industries and manufacturing .

TX

-1,255

 

No comment.

AL

-1,008

 

Fewer layoffs in manufacturing.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PR

+1,105

 

No comment.

OR

+1,104

 

No comment.

CA

+1,045

 

No comment.


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