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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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July 30, 2009

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 584,000, an increase of 25,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 559,000. The 4-week moving average was 559,000, a decrease of 8,250 from the previous week's revised average of 567,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the week ending July 18, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 4.7 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 18 was 6,197,000, a decrease of 54,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,251,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,416,250, a decrease of 131,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,548,000.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.497 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 507,464 in the week ending July 25, a decrease of 78,111 from the previous week. There were 376,123 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent during the week ending July 18, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,060,671, a decrease of 196,289 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,208,848.

Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin during the week ending July 11.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,691 in the week ending July 18, a decrease of 343 from the prior week. There were 2,061initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 173 from the preceding week.

There were 18,717 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 11, an increase of 256 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 29,932, an increase of 834 from the prior week.

States reported 2,656,879 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 11, an increase of 24,518 from the prior week. There were 127,438 claimants in the comparable week in 2008. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending July 11 were in Puerto Rico (7.3 percent), Michigan (7.2), Oregon (6.7), Pennsylvania (6.4), Nevada (6.2), Wisconsin (6.1), Connecticut (5.6), New Jersey (5.6), Arkansas (5.5), California (5.5), North Carolina (5.5), and South Carolina (5.5).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 18 were in California (+4,290), Michigan (+3,654), Florida (+3,291), Connecticut (+749), and Indiana (+526), while the largest decreases were in New York (-22,052), Wisconsin (-6,791), Missouri (-6,529), Pennsylvania (-6,420), and Ohio (-5,062).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 25

July 18

Change

July 11

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

584,000

559,000

+25,000

524,000

442,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

507,464

585,575

-78,111

671,242

376,123

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

559,000

567,250

-8,250

585,000

402,250

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 18

July 11

Change

July 4

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

6,197,000

6,251,000

-54,000

6,313,000

3,308,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

6,060,671

6,256,960

-196,289

6,173,940

3,208,848

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

6,416,250

6,548,000

-131,750

6,674,000

3,215,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

4.7%

4.7%

0.0

4.7%

2.5%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

4.6%

4.7%

-0.1

4.6%

2.4%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 18

July 11

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,691

2,034

-343

1,299

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,061

2,234

-173

1,647


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 11

July 4

Change

Year


Federal Employees

18,717

18,461

+256

12,786

Newly Discharged Veterans

29,932

29,098

+834

20,525

Railroad Retirement Board

17,000

17,000

0

2,000

Extended Benefits

352,483

389,483

-37,000

1,777

EUC 20083

2,656,879

2,632,361

+24,518

127,438


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 133,078,480 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/18/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NY

-22,052

 

Fewer layoffs in the service and transportation industries.

WI

-6,791

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade and manufacturing industries.

MO

-6,529

 

No comment.

PA

-6,420

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and fabricated metals industries.

OH

-5,062

 

Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.

SC

-4,908

 

Fewer layoffs in the textile, fabricated metals, and manufacturing industries.

AR

-4,547

 

No comment.

TN

-3,536

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade and manufacturing industries.

KS

-3,182

 

No comment.

WA

-2,952

 

No comment.

IL

-2,796

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

NJ

-2,672

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and transportation industries.

NC

-2,494

 

Fewer layoffs in the primary metals industry.

TX

-2,408

 

Fewer layoffs in the service, transportation, and manufacturing industries.

MA

-2,313

 

Fewer layoffs in the service, transportation, and manufacturing industries.

KY

-2,309

 

No comment.

MN

-2,092

 

No comment.

AZ

-1,774

 

No comment.

AL

-1,450

 

Fewer layoffs in the apparel and rubber/plastics industries.

OR

-1,262

 

No comment.

CO

-1,194

 

No comment.

NH

-1,176

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

FL

+3,291

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.

MI

+3,654

 

Layoffs in the automobile industry.

CA

+4,290

 

Layoffs in the construction and trade industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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