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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 11-0922-NAT

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Tony Sznoluch (202) 693-3176

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June 23, 2011

(202) 693-4676

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 429,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 420,000. The 4-week moving average was 426,250, unchanged from the previous week's revised average of 426,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent for the week ending June 11, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 2.9 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 11 was 3,697,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,698,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,709,500, a decrease of 5,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,714,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 394,925 in the week ending June 18, a decrease of 5,683 from the previous week. There were 427,080 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.8 percent during the week ending June 11, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,475,301, a decrease of 12,192 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.4 percent and the volume was 4,306,402.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 4 was 7,538,448, an increase of 137,220 from the previous week.

Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia, during the week ending June 4.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,183 in the week ending June 11, an increase of 405 from the prior week. There were 2,715 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 293 from the preceding week.

There were 23,042 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 4, an increase of 1,478 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,592, an increase of 33 from the prior week.

States reported 3,299,235 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 4, an increase of 5,728 from the prior week. There were 4,727,008 claimants in the comparable week in 2010. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 4 were in Alaska (4.6 percent), Puerto Rico (4.4), Oregon (4.1), Pennsylvania (3.9), California (3.7), Nevada (3.6), Connecticut (3.5), New Jersey (3.5), Arkansas (3.2), Idaho (3.2), Illinois (3.2), Mississippi (3.2), New Mexico (3.2), Washington (3.2), and Wisconsin (3.2).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 11 were in Pennsylvania (+6,019), California (+3,884), Texas (+3,333), Georgia (+3,235), Ohio (+2,984), while the largest decreases were in Louisiana (-899), Tennessee (-851), New Mexico (-631), Kentucky
(-605), and Puerto Rico (-579).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS



WEEK ENDING

Advance June 18

June 11

Change

June 4

Prior Year1

Initial Claims (SA)

429,000

420,000

+9,000

430,000

463,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

394,925

400,608

-5,683

366,816

427,080

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

426,250

426,250

0

424,750

466,250


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 11

June 4

Change

May 28

Prior Year1

Ins. Unemployment (SA)

3,697,000

3,698,000

-1,000

3,696,000

4,576,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

3,475,301

3,487,493

-12,192

3,426,345

4,306,402

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

3,709,500

3,714,750

-5,250

3,724,250

4,592,250


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.9

2.9

0.0

2.9

3.6

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.8

2.8

0.0

2.7

3.4


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 11

June 4

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,183

1,778

405

2,174

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,715

2,422

293

2,533


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 4

May 28

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

3,475,447

3,416,331

59,116

4,302,075

Federal Employees (UCFE)

23,042

21,564

1,478

17,896

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

35,592

35,559

33

37,072

EUC 20083

3,299,235

3,293,507

5,728

4,727,008

Extended Benefits4

653,687

591,124

62,563

578,718

State Additional Benefits 5

5,988

5,894

94

5,382

STC / Workshare 6

45,457

37,249

8,208

68,371

TOTAL

7,538,448

7,401,228

137,220

9,736,522


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 125,572,661 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 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 06/11/2011 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

None

 

 

 


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NC

+1,190

 

Layoffs in the textile, furniture, rubber, and plastic industries.

NY

+1,224

 

Layoffs in the health care and social assistance, construction, and retail industries.

SC

+1,274

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

VA

+1,418

 

Layoffs in the health care and social assistance, and manufacturing industry.

FL

+1,533

 

Layoffs in the agriculture, trade, service and retail industries.

MA

+1,893

 

No comment.

IL

+2,317

 

Layoffs in the construction, transportation, warehousing, and service industries.

MI

+2,700

 

Layoffs in most industries.

OH

+2,984

 

Layoffs in the automobile and transportation industries.

GA

+3,235

 

Layoffs in the health care and social assistance, manufacturing, trade, service, and construction industries.

TX

+3,333

 

Shorter work week, as well as layoffs in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries.

CA

+3,884

 

Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.

PA

+6,019

 

Layoffs in the service and transportation industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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