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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 12-1298-NAT

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June 28, 2012

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 392,000. The 4-week moving average was 386,750, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average of 387,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 16, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 16 was 3,296,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,311,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,306,000, an increase of 9,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,296,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 368,418 in the week ending June 23, an increase of 3,870 from the previous week. There were 406,633 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the week ending June 16, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,107,684, an increase of 5,712 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,511,416.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 9 was 5,890,091, an increase of 71,724 from the previous week.

Extended benefits were available in the District of Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia during the week ending June 9.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,345 in the week ending June 16, a decrease of 187 from the prior week. There were 2,464 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 335 from the preceding week.

There were 16,095 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 9, a decrease of 303 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,266, an increase of 131 from the prior week.

States reported 2,645,517 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 9, an increase of 111,768 from the prior week. There were 3,300,706 claimants in the comparable week in 2011. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 9 were in Alaska (4.2), Puerto Rico (3.8), Pennsylvania (3.6), California (3.4), New Jersey (3.3), Connecticut (3.2), Illinois (3.1), Oregon (3.1), Nevada (2.9), Rhode Island (2.9), and the Virgin Islands (2.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 16 were in Pennsylvania (+4,656), New Jersey (+3,907), Maryland ( +2,624), Florida (+2,528), and Puerto Rico (+1,533), while the largest decreases were in California (-8,016), New York (-3,018), Georgia (-2,160), Illinois (-1,996), and Missouri (-1,339).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 23

June 16

Change

June 9

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

386,000

392,000

-6,000

389,000

425,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

368,418

364,548

+3,870

376,610

406,633

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

386,750

387,500

-750

382,750

423,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 16

June 9

Change

June 2

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,296,000

3,311,000

-15,000

3,299,000

3,724,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,107,684

3,101,972

+5,712

3,091,216

3,511,416

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,306,000

3,296,750

+9,250

3,288,500

3,720,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.6%

2.6%

0.0

2.6%

3.0%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.4%

2.4%

0.0

2.4%

2.8%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 16

June 9

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,354

1,541

-187

2,373

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,464

2,799

-335

2,584


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 9

June 2

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,094,274

3,082,965

+11,309

3,480,904

Federal Employees (UCFE)

16,095

16,398

-303

22,364

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

38,266

38,135

+131

36,716

EUC 20083

2,645,517

2,533,749

+111,768

3,300,706

Extended Benefits4

59,538

110,864

-51,326

634,171

State Additional Benefits 5

5,507

5,425

+82

5,850

STC / Workshare 6

30,894

30,831

+63

40,183

TOTAL

5,890,091

5,818,367

+71,724

7,520,894


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 127,048,587 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 06/16/2012


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

-8,016

 

Fewer layoffs in the service and retail industries.

NY

-3,018

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, construction, and food service industries.

GA

-2,160

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, construction, and wholesale trade industries.

IL

-1,996

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, administrative support service, and trade industries.

MO

-1,339

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, construction, transportation and warehousing, and healthcare industries.

AZ

-1,211

 

No comment.

VA

-1,117

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

NC

-1,032

 

State was unable to provide comment, systems where down.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PA

+4,656

 

Layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, lodging, food service, healthcare, social service, and educational industries.

NJ

+3,907

 

Layoffs in the educational service, transportation and warehousing, and accommodation and food service industry.

MD

+2,624

 

Mass layoff in a steel production facility.

FL

+2,528

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, agriculture, retail, and service industries.

PR

+1,533

 

Layoffs in the educational industry.

WI

+1,128

 

No comment.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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