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January 30, 2014

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending January 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 348,000, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 329,000. The 4-week moving average was 333,000, an increase of 750 from the previous week's revised average of 332,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending January 18, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 18 was 2,991,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,007,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,970,250, an increase of 43,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,926,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 354,604 in the week ending January 25, a decrease of 59,707 from the previous week. There were 369,480 initial claims in the comparable week in 2013.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent during the week ending January 18, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,445,204, a decrease of 60,438 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.9 percent and the volume was 3,678,926.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending January 11 was 3,583,501, a decrease of 122,586 from the previous week. There were 5,916,993 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2013.

No state was triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program during the week ending January 11.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,918 in the week ending January 18, a decrease of 309 from the prior week. There were 2,246 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 203 from the preceding week.

There were 23,789 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending January 11, an increase of 483 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 32,686, an increase of 1,095 from the prior week.

The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired on January 1, 2014, and under current law no EUC payments will be made for weeks of unemployment after this date.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending January 11 were in Alaska (6.5), Connecticut (4.2), New Jersey (4.2), Puerto Rico (4.0), Pennsylvania (3.9), Rhode Island (3.9), Wisconsin (3.9), Illinois (3.8), Montana (3.7), and West Virginia (3.7).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending January 18 were in California (+11,708), Oregon (+1,239), Rhode Island (+304), and Virgin Islands (+7), while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-16,595), Indiana (-10,740), Texas (-8,789), Georgia (-8,119), and Massachusetts (-5,863).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

WEEK ENDING

Advance Jan. 25

Jan. 18

Change

Jan. 11

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

348,000

329,000

+19,000

325,000

374,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

354,604

414,311

-59,707

532,698

369,480

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

333,000

332,250

+750

335,250

360,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance Jan. 18

Jan. 11

Change

Jan. 4

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,991,000

3,007,000

-16,000

3,022,000

3,207,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,445,204

3,505,642

-60,438

3,628,826

3,678,926

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,970,250

2,926,750

+43,500

2,908,000

3,201,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.3%

2.3%

0.0

2.3%

2.5%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.6%

2.7%

-0.1

2.8%

2.9%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Jan. 18

Jan. 11

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,918

2,227

-309

1,878

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,246

2,449

-203

2,740


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Jan. 11

Jan. 4

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,500,020

3,622,396

-122,376

3,703,667

Federal Employees (UCFE)

23,789

23,306

+483

22,900

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

32,686

31,591

+1,095

40,094

Extended Benefits3

71

113

-42

657

State Additional Benefits 4

6,947

5,615

+1,332

5,660

STC / Workshare 5

19,988

23,066

-3,078

29,446

TOTAL6

3,583,501

3,706,087

-122,586

5,916,993


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 130,938,360 as denominator.
3 - Information on the EB program can be found here: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/extenben.asp
4 - 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
5 - 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
6 Prior year total includes EUC claimants.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED JANUARY 18, 2014


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State Change State Supplied Comment
PA -16,595   Fewer layoffs in the administrative and support services, construction, and transportation industries.
IN -10,740   No comment.
TX -8,789   No comment.
GA -8,119   Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative and support services, construction, accommodation and food services, and wholesale trade industries.
MA -5,863   Fewer layoffs in the educational services and construction industries.
MO -5,589   Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, construction, administrative services, and accommodation and food services industries.
NY -5,493   Fewer layoffs in the construction, transportation and warehousing, and information industries.
IL -5,139   No comment.
OH -5,094   Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
SC -4,834   Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
NJ -4,002   Fewer layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and trade industries.
KY -3,454   No comment.
WI -3,275   No comment.
VA -3,214   Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
CT -3,135   No comment.
TN -3,100   Fewer layoffs in the administrative and support services, construction, and food services, and manufacturing industries.
IA -2,676   Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing and construction industries.
AL -2,615   Fewer layoffs in the construction, administrative and support services, and manufacturing industries.
WA -2,593   No comment.
NC -2,559   Fewer layoffs in the nonclassifiable establishments, accommodation and food services, administrative and support services, construction, manufacturing industries.
MN -2,446   No comment.
FL -2,149   Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, wholesale trade, agriculture, and service industries.
MI -1,810   Fewer layoffs in the construction industry.
MD -1,717   No comment.
KS -1,512   No comment.
ME -1,303   Fewer layoffs in the construction, accommodation and food services, and manufacturing industries.
UT -1,069   No comment.
ND -1,041   No comment.
CO -1,008   No comment.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

+11,708

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

OR

+1,239

No comment.

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