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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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November 21 , 2013

 

 


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

         SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending November 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 323,000, a decrease of 21,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 344,000. The 4-week moving average was 338,500, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week's revised average of 345,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending November 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending November 9 was 2,876,000, an increase of 66,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,810,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,856,750, an increase of 6,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,850,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 322,510 in the week ending November 16, a decrease of 40,996 from the previous week. There were 403,637 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.0 percent during the week ending November 9, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,548,141, an increase of 44,428 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.3 percent and the volume was 2,945,515.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending November 2 was 3,875,295, a decrease of 32,376 from the previous week. There were 5,241,438 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 November 2.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,180 in the week ending November 9, an increase of 287 from the prior week. There were 2,439 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 152 from the preceding week.

There were 19,974 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending November 2, a decrease of 1,869 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 30,864, a decrease of 1,379 from the prior week.

States reported 1,301,562 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending November 2, a decrease of 32,147 from the prior week. There were 2,156,505 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 9 were in Alaska (4.9), Puerto Rico (4.0), Virgin Islands (3.8), New Jersey (3.0), Connecticut (2.8), Pennsylvania (2.7), California (2.6), Oregon (2.5), Arkansas (2.4), District of Columbia (2.4), Illinois (2.4), Nevada (2.4), and New York (2.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending November 9 were in California (+4,737), New York (+2,853), Pennsylvania (+2,711), Michigan (+2,271), and New Jersey (+2,210), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-1,055), Kentucky (-580), Ohio (-409), Kansas (-169), and Puerto Rico (-144).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 16

Nov. 9

Change

Nov. 2

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

323,000

344,000

-21,000

341,000

400,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

322,510

363,506

-40,996

331,351

403,637

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

338,500

345,250

-6,750

349,750

395,250

WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 9

Nov. 2

Change

Oct. 26

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,876,000

2,810,000

+66,000

2,874,000

3,325,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,548,141

2,503,713

+44,428

2,500,611

2,945,515

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,856,750

2,850,250

+6,500

2,868,250

3,270,750


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. 9

Nov. 2

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,180

1,893

+287

2,076

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,439

2,287

+152

2,801


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Nov. 2

Oct. 26

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,497,333

2,495,209

+2,124

2,956,208

Federal Employees (UCFE)

19,974

21,843

-1,869

19,368

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

30,864

32,243

-1,379

39,603

EUC 20083

1,301,562

1,333,709

-32,147

2,156,505

Extended Benefits4

159

210

-51

37,598

State Additional Benefits 5

4,601

5,080

-479

5,856

STC / Workshare 6

20,802

19,377

+1,425

26,300

TOTAL

3,875,295

3,907,671

-32,376

5,241,438


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 9, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 

State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

FL

-1,055

 

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


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

+4,737

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

NY

+2,853

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing, construction, and arts, entertainment and recreation industries.

PA

+2,711

 

Layoffs in the construction, professional, scientific and technology services, entertainment, accommodation and food service and transportation industries.

MI

+2,271

 

No comment.

NJ

+2,210

 

Layoffs in the educational services and manufacturing industries.

TN

+1,784

 

No comment.

TX

+1,736

 

No comment.

MN

+1,525

 

No comment.

SC

+1,467

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MA

+1,167

 

No comment.

MO

+1,155

 

Layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, administrative service, and accommodations and food service industries.

WA

+1,116

 

Layoffs in the mining, wholesale trade and information industries.

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