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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL13-1187-NAT

   
   

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June 20, 2013

   

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 354,000, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 336,000. The 4-week moving average was 348,250, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week's revised average of 345,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending June 8, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 8 was 2,951,000, a decrease of 40,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,991,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,978,750, an increase of 7,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,971,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 335,320 in the week ending June 15, an increase of 2,949 from the previous week. There were 364,548 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending June 8, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,765,232, a decrease of 13,198 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,778,430. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,101,927.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 1 was 4,533,560, an increase of 18,115 from the previous week. There were 5,818,334 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending June 1.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,417 in the week ending June 8, an increase of 187 from the prior week. There were 2,386 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 511 from the preceding week.

There were 17,109 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 1, an increase of 715 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,077, a decrease of 400 from the prior week.

States reported 1,683,962 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 1, a decrease of 19,496 from the prior week. There were 2,533,716 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 June 1 were in Alaska (4.5), Puerto Rico (4.3), New Mexico (3.2), New Jersey (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), Pennsylvania (3.0), California (2.9), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.8), and Illinois (2.6).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 8 were in Pennsylvania (+5,214), Illinois (+3,364), Texas (+3,007), Georgia (+2,937), and Ohio (+2,326), while the largest decreases were in California (-1,209), Kansas (-404), Nebraska (-314), Missouri (-212), and Montana (-202).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 15

June 8

Change

June 1

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

354,000

336,000

+18,000

346,000

386,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

335,320

332,371

+2,949

293,792

364,548

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

348,250

345,750

+2,500

352,500

382,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 8

June 1

Change

May 25

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,951,000

2,991,000

-40,000

2,971,000

3,318,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,765,232

2,778,430

-13,198

2,741,933

3,101,927

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,978,750

2,971,750

+7,000

2,980,000

3,309,000


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

June 8

June 1

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,417

1,230

+187

1,541

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,386

1,875

+511

2,799


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 1

May 25

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,772,594

2,737,178

+35,416

3,082,965

Federal Employees (UCFE)

17,109

16,394

+715

16,398

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

34,077

34,477

-400

38,135

EUC 20083

1,683,962

1,703,458

-19,496

2,533,716

Extended Benefits4

328

384

-56

110,864

State Additional Benefits 5

4,761

4,713

+48

5,425

STC / Workshare 6

20,729

18,841

+1,888

30,831

TOTAL

4,533,560

4,515,445

+18,115

5,818,334


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 6/8/2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

-1,209

 

Fewer layoffs in the service and retail trade industries.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PA

+5,214

Layoffs in the transportation, healthcare and social services, entertainment, lodging and food service, and scientific and technology services industries.

IL

+3,364

Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, construction, and accommodation and food service.

TX

+3,007

No comment.

GA

+2,937

Layoffs in the manufacturing, trade, administrative and support service, transportation and warehousing, healthcare and social assistance industries.

OH

+2,326

Layoffs in the manufacturing, communication, finance, and service industries.

KY

+1,825

No comment.

FL

+1,645

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

VA

+1,479

Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing industries.

NC

+1,454

Layoffs in the industrial and commercial machinery, business service, textile, and metal industries.

PR

+1,385

No comment.

NY

+1,341

Layoffs in the finance and insurance, healthcare and social assistance, and transportation industries.

NJ

+1,340

Layoffs in the finance, trade, transportation and warehousing, professional and technical service, and manufacturing industries.

SC

+1,319

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MI

+1,297

No comment.

WI

+1,047

No comment.

MD

+1,009

No comment.


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