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November 7, 2013

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending November 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 336,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 348,250, a decrease of 9,250 from the previous week's revised average of 357,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending October 26, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending October 26 was 2,868,000, an increase of 4,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,864,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,866,000, a decrease of 8,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,874,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 327,074 in the week ending November 2, an increase of 4,222 from the previous week. There were 361,800 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent during the week ending October 26, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,495,070, a decrease of 13,964 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2 percent and the volume was 2,783,667.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending October 19 was 3,958,691, an increase of 74,777 from the previous week. There were 5,078,237 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 19.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 4,011 in the week ending October 26, a decrease of 10,412 from the prior week. There were 2,433 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 279 from the preceding week.

There were 27,834 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending October 19, a decrease of 49,717 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 31,841, a decrease of 265 from the prior week.

States reported 1,370,774 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending October 19, an increase of 64,837 from the prior week. There were 2,118,175 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 26 were in Alaska (4.4), Virgin Islands (4.1), Puerto Rico (3.8), California (3.0), New Jersey (3.0), Connecticut (2.7), Pennsylvania (2.7), District of Columbia (2.6), Illinois (2.4), and Oregon (2.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending October 26 were in Oregon (+2,956), Florida (+2,873), Illinois (+2,460), New York (+2,033), and Pennsylvania (+1,542), while the largest decreases were in California (-4,460), Virginia (-1,807), Washington (-833), Maryland (-431), and Missouri (-343).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance November 2

October 26

Change

October 19

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

336,000

345,000

-9,000

350,000

363,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

327,074

322,852

+4,222

311,516

361,800

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

348,250

357,500

-9,250

348,250

371,500

WEEK ENDING

Advance October 26

October 19

Change

October 12

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,868,000

2,864,000

+4,000

2,850,000

3,189,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,495,070

2,509,034

-13,964

2,451,396

2,783,667

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,866,000

2,874,500

-8,500

2,888,750

3,235,500


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 26

October 19

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

4,011

14,423

-10,412

1,959

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,433

2,154

+279

2,656


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

October 19

October 12

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,503,515

2,444,712

+58,803

2,829,882

Federal Employees (UCFE)

27,834

77,551

-49,717

18,401

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

31,841

32,106

-265

39,541

EUC 20083

1,370,774

1,305,937

+64,837

2,118,175

Extended Benefits4

388

245

+143

37,349

State Additional Benefits 5

4,720

3,394

+1,326

5,843

STC / Workshare 6

19,619

19,969

-350

29,046

TOTAL

3,958,691

3,883,914

+74,777

5,078,237


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 26, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

-4,460

 

Fewer layoffs in the service, wholesale trade, and retail trade industries.

VA

-1,807

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 

State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

OR

+2,956

 

No comment.

FL

+2,873

 

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

IL

+2,460

 

No comment.

NY

+2,033

 

Layoffs in the food services, construction, and arts, entertainment and recreation industries.

PA

+1,542

 

Layoffs in the retail trade, construction, professional, scientific and technology service, and manufacturing industries.

GA

+1,188

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative and support service, trade, and health care and social assistance industries.

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