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June 6, 2013

   

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 346,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 357,000. The 4-week moving average was 352,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average of 348,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending May 25, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 25 was 2,952,000, a decrease of 52,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,004,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,975,750, a decrease of 15,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,991,000.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 293,021 in the week ending June 1, a decrease of 27,102 from the previous week. There were 324,385 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending May 25, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,724,677, a decrease of 83,608 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,808,285. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,062,538.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending May 18 was 4,646,761, an increase of 68,169 from the previous week. There were 5,970,572 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending May 18.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,365 in the week ending May 25, an increase of 299 from the prior week. There were 1,955 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 108 from the preceding week.

There were 17,862 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 18, an increase of 551 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,944, an increase of 614 from the prior week.

States reported 1,760,593 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 18, an increase of 33,934 from the prior week. There were 2,572,613 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 May 18 were in Alaska (4.9), Puerto Rico (4.3), California (3.2), New Mexico (3.2), New Jersey (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), Pennsylvania (3.0), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.7), and Illinois (2.6).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending May 25 were in California (+8,622), Missouri (+2,999), Kentucky (+1,750), Pennsylvania (+1,333), and Kansas (+1,325), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-2,185), North Carolina (-1,747), South Carolina (-867), Tennessee (-686), and Texas (-608).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 1

May 25

Change

May 18

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

346,000

357,000

-11,000

344,000

378,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

293,021

320,123

-27,102

304,079

324,385

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

352,500

348,000

+4,500

340,500

376,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance May 25

May 18

Change

May 11

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,952,000

3,004,000

-52,000

2,923,000

3,325,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,724,677

2,808,285

-83,608

2,776,720

3,062,538

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,975,750

2,991,000

-15,250

2,998,000

3,303,250


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.3%

2.3%

0.0

2.3%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.1%

2.2%

-0.1

2.1%

2.4%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

May 25

May 18

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,365

1,066

+299

1,459

Newly Discharged Veterans

1,955

2,063

-108

2,304


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

May 18

May 11

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,801,318

2,771,022

+30,296

3,051,687

Federal Employees (UCFE)

17,862

17,311

+551

16,186

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

35,944

35,330

+614

38,482

EUC 20083

1,760,593

1,726,659

+33,934

2,572,613

Extended Benefits4

386

463

-77

253,605

State Additional Benefits 5

5,459

5,858

-399

5,771

STC / Workshare 6

25,199

21,949

+3,250

32,228

TOTAL

4,646,761

4,578,592

+68,169

5,970,572


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 129,204,324 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 05/25/2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MI

-2,185

 

No comment.

NC

-1,747

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction industry.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

+8,622

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

MO

+2,999

 

Layoffs in the accommodations and food service, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing industries.

KY

+1,750

 

No comment.

PA

+1,333

 

Layoffs in the transportation equipment, entertainment, lodging and food service, and manufacturing industries.

KS

+1,325

 

Layoffs in the education service and transportation industries.

FL

+1,198

 

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


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