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December 12, 2013

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending December 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 368,000, an increase of 68,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 300,000. The 4-week moving average was 328,750, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised average of 322,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent for the week ending November 30, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending November 30 was 2,791,000, an increase of 40,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,751,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,793,500, a decrease of 4,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,798,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 461,422 in the week ending December 7, an increase of 146,241 from the previous week. There were 429,188 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent during the week ending November 30, an increase of 0.4 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,961,497, an increase of 474,856 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,174,709.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending November 23 was 3,800,667, a decrease of 296,234 from the previous week. There were 5,641,066 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 23.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,493 in the week ending November 30, a decrease of 907 from the prior week. There were 1,373 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 776 from the preceding week.

There were 18,209 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending November 23, a decrease of 2,200 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 29,041, a decrease of 2,989 from the prior week.

States reported 1,248,932 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending November 23, a decrease of 101,672 from the prior week. There were 2,194,253 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 30 were in Alaska (5.0), Puerto Rico (3.6), New Jersey (3.1), Connecticut (2.8), Pennsylvania (2.7), Virgin Islands (2.7), Montana (2.6), Oregon (2.6), Nevada (2.5), Rhode Island (2.5), California (2.4), and Illinois (2.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending November 30 were in Wisconsin (+4,420), Ohio (+2,597), Kentucky (+1,538), Massachusetts (+1,129), and New Jersey (+1,124), while the largest decreases were in California (-19,920), Texas (-7,284), Florida (-5,400), Pennsylvania (-5,145), and Nevada (-3,295).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance Dec. 7

Nov. 30

Change

Nov. 23

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

368,000

300,000

+68,000

321,000

354,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

461,422

315,181

+146,241

368,832

429,188

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

328,750

322,750

+6,000

333,000

378,500

WEEK ENDING

Advance Nov. 30

Nov. 23

Change

Nov. 16

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,791,000

2,751,000

+40,000

2,765,000

3,210,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,961,497

2,486,641

+474,856

2,673,646

3,174,709

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,793,500

2,798,250

-4,750

2,829,000

3,255,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.1%

2.1%

0.0

2.1%

2.5%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.3%

1.9%

+0.4

2.1%

2.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Nov. 30

Nov. 23

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,493

2,400

-907

2,026

Newly Discharged Veterans

1,373

2,149

-776

2,956


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

Nov. 23

Nov. 16

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,481,851

2,668,017

-186,166

3,307,877

Federal Employees (UCFE)

18,209

20,409

-2,200

20,778

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

29,041

32,030

-2,989

41,497

EUC 20083

1,248,932

1,350,604

-101,672

2,194,253

Extended Benefits4

209

216

-7

40,555

State Additional Benefits 5

4,321

4,703

-382

5,974

STC / Workshare 6

18,104

20,922

-2,818

30,132

TOTAL

3,800,667

4,096,901

-296,234

5,641,066


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 30, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

-19,920

 

Fewer layoffs in the service industry.

TX

-7,284

 

No comment.

FL

-5,400

 

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

PA

-5,145

 

Fewer layoffs in the professional, scientific and technology service, health care and social assistance, construction, and retail trade industries.

NV

-3,295

 

No comment.

MI

-2,567

 

Fewer layoffs in the management of companies and enterprises industry.

IL

-2,394

 

No comment.

GA

-2,341

 

No comment.

NY

-2,250

 

Fewer layoffs in the health care and social assistance, retail trade, and educational services industries.

NC

-2,166

 

Fewer layoffs in the nonclassifiable establishments, business services, and food service industries.

SC

-1,735

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

AZ

-1,343

 

No comment.

TN

-1,240

 

No comment.

LA

-1,004

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

WI

+4,420

 

No comment.

OH

+2,597

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing and financial industries.

KY

+1,538

 

No comment.

MA

+1,129

 

Layoffs in the construction, transportation and warehousing, and adminstrative and support and waste management remediation services industries.

NJ

+1,124

 

Layoffs in the educational service, construction, and manufacturing industries.


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