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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 12-1387-NAT

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July 12, 2012

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 350,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 376,000. The 4-week moving average was 376,500, a decrease of 9,750 from the previous week's revised average of 386,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 30, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 30 was 3,304,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,318,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,308,500, an increase of 1,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,307,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 439,743 in the week ending July 7, an increase of 69,971 from the previous week. There were 473,963 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the week ending June 30, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,102,691, a decrease of 42,328 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,534,925.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 23 was 5,874,035, an increase of 17,011 from the previous week.

Extended benefits were available in the Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, during the week ending June 23.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,446 in the week ending June 30, an increase of 36 from the prior week. There were 2,622 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 64 from the preceding week.

There were 15,999 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 23, a decrease of 464 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,333, a decrease of 254 from the prior week.

States reported 2,606,287 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 23, a decrease of 9,842 from the prior week. There were 3,234,115 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 23 were in Puerto Rico (4.1), Alaska (3.9), Pennsylvania (3.8), Connecticut (3.5), California (3.4), New Jersey (3.4), Rhode Island (3.3), Illinois (3.1), Oregon (3.1), Nevada (3.0), and the Virgin Islands (3.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 30 were in New York (+4,473), Kentucky (+2,252), Michigan (+1,742), California (+1,045), and Oklahoma (+843), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-3,724), Texas (-2,196), Pennsylvania (-2,113), Massachusetts (-1,325), and Maryland (-806).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance July 7

June 30

Change

June 23

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

350,000

376,000

-26,000

388,000

410,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

439,743

369,772

+69,971

370,460

473,963

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

376,500

386,250

-9,750

387,250

420,250

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 30

June 23

Change

June 16

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,304,000

3,318,000

-14,000

3,302,000

3,737,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,102,691

3,145,019

-42,328

3,113,904

3,534,925

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,308,500

3,307,250

+1,250

3,307,250

3,726,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.6%

2.6%

0.0

2.6%

3.0%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.4%

2.5%

-0.1

2.5%

2.8%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 30

June 23

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,446

1,410

+36

2,035

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,622

2,686

-64

2,700


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 23

June 16

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,138,373

3,107,393

+30,980

3,542,791

Federal Employees (UCFE)

15,999

16,463

-464

23,508

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

38,333

38,587

-254

37,176

EUC 20083

2,606,287

2,616,129

-9,842

3,234,115

Extended Benefits4

43,972

47,425

-3,453

594,230

State Additional Benefits 5

4,943

5,326

-383

5,396

STC / Workshare 6

26,128

25,701

+427

45,194

TOTAL

5,874,035

5,857,024

+17,011

7,482,410


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 06/30/2012


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

FL

-3,724

 

Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade, retail, and service industries.

TX

-2,196

 

No comment.

PA

-2,113

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, lodging and food service, educational services, and healthcare and social service industries.

MA

-1,325

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NY

+4,473

 

Layoffs in the transportation, educational services, and healthcare and social assistance industries.

KY

+2,252

 

No comment.

MI

+1,742

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

CA

+1,045

 

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

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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