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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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July 15, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 429,000, a decrease of 29,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 458,000. The 4-week moving average was 455,250, a decrease of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average of 467,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the week ending July 3, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 3.5 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 3 was 4,681,000, an increase of 247,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,434,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,581,250, an increase of 22,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,559,250.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.056 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 513,347 in the week ending July 10, an increase of 44,855 from the previous week. There were 671,242 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent during the week ending July 3, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,367,712, an increase of 53,180 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,173,940.

Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington during the week ending June 26.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,557 in the week ending July 3, an increase of 197 from the prior week. There were 2,697 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 8 from the preceding week.

There were 18,767 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 26, a decrease of 197 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,633, a decrease of 282 from the prior week.

States reported 3,911,389 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 26, a decrease of 236,162 from the prior week. There were 2,596,859 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 26 were in Puerto Rico (6.3 percent), Oregon (5.0), Alaska (4.8), Pennsylvania (4.7), Nevada (4.4), California (4.3), Connecticut (4.2), Wisconsin (4.1), Rhode Island (4.0), Mississippi (3.9), New Jersey (3.9), and South Carolina (3.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 3 were in New York (+8,066), New Jersey (+6,167), Michigan (+5,323), Illinois (+3,034), and Ohio (+2,926), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-3,586), Georgia (-2,182), Connecticut (-1,261), Pennsylvania (-1,047), and Iowa
(-809).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 10

July 3

Change

June 26

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

429,000

458,000

-29,000

475,000

538,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

513,347

468,492

+44,855

441,130

671,242

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

455,250

467,000

-11,750

467,250

581,500

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 3

June 26

Change

June 19

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,681,000

4,434,000

+247,000

4,637,000

6,217,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,367,712

4,314,532

+53,180

4,330,835

6,173,940

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,581,250

4,559,250

+22,000

4,572,750

6,442,000


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.7%

3.5%

+0.2

3.6%

4.7%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.4%

3.4%

0.0

3.4%

4.6%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 3

June 26

Change

Year


Federal Employees

2,557

2,360

+197

1,642

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,697

2,689

+8

1,870


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 26

June 19

Change

Year


Federal Employees

18,767

18,964

-197

17,471

Newly Discharged Veterans

37,633

37,915

-282

28,767

Railroad Retirement Board

4,000

4,000

0

17,000

Extended Benefits

409,442

428,022

-18,580

529,111

EUC 20083

3,911,389

4,147,551

-236,162

2,596,859


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 126,763,245 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/03/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

FL

-3,586

 

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

GA

-2,182

 

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

CT

-1,261

 

No comment.

PA

-1,047

 

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


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

SC

+1,229

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

TN

+1,287

 

Layoffs in the trade and service industries.

IN

+1,556

 

Layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.

AL

+2,084

 

Layoffs in the service and transportation equipment industries.

CA

+2,333

 

No comment.

OH

+2,926

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

IL

+3,034

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

MI

+5,323

 

No comment.

NJ

+6,167

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

NY

+8,066

 

Layoffs in the service and transportation industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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