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November 14 , 2013

 

 


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending November 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 339,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 341,000. The 4-week moving average was 344,000, a decrease of 5,750 from the previous week's revised average of 349,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending November 2, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending November 2 was 2,874,000, unchanged from the preceding week's revised level of 2,874,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,866,250, a decrease of 2,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,868,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 357,836 in the week ending November 9, an increase of 26,485 from the previous week. There were 478,543 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.0 percent during the week ending November 2, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,560,359, an increase of 59,748 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.3 percent and the volume was 2,963,198.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending October 26 was 3,907,671, a decrease of 53,536 from the previous week. There were 4,997,171 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 26.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,893 in the week ending November 2, a decrease of 2,122 from the prior week. There were 2,287 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 146 from the preceding week.

There were 21,843 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending October 26, a decrease of 6,031 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 32,243, an increase of 346 from the prior week.

States reported 1,333,709 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending October 26, a decrease of 37,065 from the prior week. There were 2,095,605 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 November 2 were in Alaska (4.3), Puerto Rico (4.0), Virgin Islands (3.5), New Jersey (3.0), California (2.9), Connecticut (2.7), Pennsylvania (2.6), District of Columbia (2.4), Illinois (2.4), and Oregon (2.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending November 2 were in Michigan (+2,720), Ohio (+2,289), New Jersey (+1,371), Massachusetts (+1,051), and Kansas (+919), while the largest decreases were in Oregon (-3,011), California (-2,468), Tennessee (-989), Puerto Rico (-859), and South Carolina (-718).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 9

Nov. 2

Change

Oct. 26

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

339,000

341,000

-2,000

346,000

451,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

357,836

331,351

+26,485

323,130

478,543

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

344,000

349,750

-5,750

357,750

388,250

WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 2

Oct. 26

Change

Oct. 19

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,874,000

2,874,000

0

2,867,000

3,322,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,560,359

2,500,611

+59,748

2,511,454

2,963,198

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,866,250

2,868,250

-2,000

2,875,250

3,253,250


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.2%

2.2%

0.0

2.2%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.0%

1.9%

+0.1

1.9%

2.3%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Nov. 2

Oct. 26

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,893

4,015

-2,122

1,544

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,287

2,433

-146

2,649


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Oct. 26

Oct. 19

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,495,209

2,505,935

-10,726

2,776,844

Federal Employees (UCFE)

21,843

27,874

-6,031

18,400

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

32,243

31,897

+346

38,932

EUC 20083

1,333,709

1,370,774

-37,065

2,095,605

Extended Benefits4

210

388

-178

36,584

State Additional Benefits 5

5,080

4,720

+360

5,627

STC / Workshare 6

19,377

19,619

-242

25,179

TOTAL

3,907,671

3,961,207

-53,536

4,997,171


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 NOVEMBER 2, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

OR

-3,011

 

No comment.

CA

-2,468

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MI

+2,720

 

No comment.

OH

+2,289

 

Layoffs in the transportation and manufacturing industries.

NJ

+1,371

 

Layoffs in the wholesale trade, construction, accommodation and food service, and administrative, support, waste management and remediation service industries.

MA

+1,051

 

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

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