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October 24 , 2013

 

 


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending October 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 350,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 362,000. The 4-week moving average was 348,250, an increase of 10,750 from the previous week's revised average of 337,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending October 12, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending October 12 was 2,874,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,882,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,894,750, an increase of 13,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,881,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 310,814 in the week ending October 19, a decrease of 49,905 from the previous week. There were 345,226 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent during the week ending October 12, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,471,524, an increase of 33,215 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2 percent and the volume was 2,815,723.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending October 5 was 3,856,740, a decrease of 71,957 from the previous week. There were 4,923,220 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 October 5.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by Federal civilian employees in the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program totaled 44,132 in the week ending October 12, a decrease of 25,939 from the prior week. The states reporting the highest number of UCFE initial claims were Maryland (8,445), Texas (4,109), Georgia (3,027) Virginia (2,503) and New York (2,429). There were 2,991 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 391 from the preceding week.

There were 44,810 Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending October 5, an increase of 25,224 from the previous week. The states with the highest level Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 31,147, a decrease of 3,787 from the prior week.

States reported 1,324,967 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending October 5, a decrease of 54,151 from the prior week. There were 2,052,957 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 October 12 were in Virgin Islands (4.0), Alaska (3.7), Puerto Rico (3.5), New Jersey (3.0), Maryland (2.9), Connecticut (2.7), Pennsylvania (2.6), California (2.5), Illinois (2.4), District of Columbia (2.3), Nevada (2.3), New York (2.3), and Oregon (2.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending October 12 were in California (+11,781), Pennsylvania (+3,362), New York (+2,443), Illinois (+2,178), and South Carolina (+1,182), while the largest decreases were in Kentucky (-2,178), Ohio (-2,164), Minnesota (-1,375), Massachusetts (-1,059), and Hawaii (-705).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance October 19

October 12

Change

October 5

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

350,000

362,000

-12,000

373,000

372,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

310,814

360,714

-49,900

336,138

345,226

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

348,250

337,500

+10,750

324,750

369,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance October 12

October 5

Change

September 28

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,874,000

2,882,000

-8,000

2,902,000

3,255,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,471,524

2,438,309

+33,215

2,475,308

2,815,723

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,894,750

2,881,500

+13,250

2,858,000

3,264,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.2%

2.2%

0.0

2.2%

2.5%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

1.9%

1.9%

0.0

1.9%

2.2%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

October 12

October 5

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

44,132

70,071

-25,939

1,991

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,991

3,382

-391

2,824


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

October 5

September 28

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,432,791

2,470,047

-37,256

2,746,361

Federal Employees (UCFE)

44,810

19,586

+25,224

17,569

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

31,147

34,934

-3,787

38,115

EUC 20083

1,324,967

1,379,118

-54,151

2,052,957

Extended Benefits4

174

204

-30

34,389

State Additional Benefits 5

4,531

5,053

-522

6,151

STC / Workshare 6

18,320

19,755

-1,435

27,678

TOTAL

3,856,740

3,928,697

-71,957

4,923,220


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 130,396,096 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 OCTOBER 12, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

KY

-2,178

 

No comment.

OH

-2,164

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MN

-1,375

 

No comment.

MA

-1,059

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

+11,781

 

Layoffs in the service, agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries.

PA

+3,362

 

Layoffs in the construction, professional, scientific and technology service, healthcare and social services, entertainment, and accommodation and food service industries.

NY

+2,443

 

Layoffs in food service, construction, art, and entertainment and recreation industries.

IL

+2,178

 

Layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.

SC

+1,182

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NJ

+1,123

 

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

WA

+1,079

 

Layoffs in the agriculture, manufacturing, information, and art industries.

NV

+1,069

 

No comment.

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