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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL13-1328-NAT

   
   

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July 11, 2013

   

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 360,000, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 344,000. The 4-week moving average was 351,750, an increase of 6,000 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 29, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 29 was 2,977,000, an increase of 24,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,953,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,970,750, a decrease of 3,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,974,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 384,829 in the week ending July 6, an increase of 49,778 from the previous week. There were 442,192 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending June 29, 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 2,768,879, a decrease of 16,079 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,784,958. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,112,199.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 22 was 4,505,508, a decrease of 52,257 from the previous week. There were 5,874,101 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 22.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,345 in the week ending June 29, an increase of 1,050 from the prior week. There were 2,317 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 66 from the preceding week.

There were 16,883 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 22, a decrease of 370 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 33,726, a decrease of 503 from the prior week.

States reported 1,644,987 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending June 22, a decrease of 22,877 from the prior week. There were 2,606,287 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 29 were in Puerto Rico (4.9), Alaska (3.8), New Mexico (3.2), Pennsylvania (3.2), Connecticut (3.1), New Jersey (3.1), California (3.0), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.7), Illinois (2.6), and the Virgin Islands (2.6).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 29 were in New Jersey (+6,068), New York (+2,824), Connecticut (+2,802), Michigan (+1,814), and Washington (+1,573), while the largest decreases were in California (-9,323), Florida (-3,245), Pennsylvania (-2,628), Massachusetts (-1,973), and Maryland (-1,715).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance July 6

June 29

Change

June 22

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

360,000

344,000

+16,000

348,000

363,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

384,829

335,051

+49,778

336,515

442,192

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

351,750

345,750

+6,000

346,250

376,000

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 29

June 22

Change

June 15

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,977,000

2,953,000

+24,000

2,987,000

3,311,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,768,879

2,784,958

-16,079

2,808,088

3,112,199

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,970,750

2,974,250

-3,500

2,978,750

3,314,750


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

2.2%

2.4%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 29

June 22

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

2,345

1,295

+1,050

1,447

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,317

2,251

+66

2,623


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 22

June 15

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,777,752

2,798,842

-21,090

3,138,385

Federal Employees (UCFE)

16,883

17,253

-370

16,010

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

33,726

34,229

-503

38,376

EUC 20083

1,644,987

1,667,864

-22,877

2,606,287

Extended Benefits4

465

332

+133

43,972

State Additional Benefits 5

4,362

4,640

-278

4,943

STC / Workshare 6

27,333

34,605

-7,272

26,128

TOTAL

4,505,508

4,557,765

-52,257

5,874,101


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 JUNE 22, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

-9,323

 

Fewer layoffs in the service industry.

FL

-3,245

 

Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, contruction, manufacturing, wholesale trade retail trade, and service industries.

PA

-2,628

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, accommodations and food service, construction, and health care and social service industries.

MA

-1,973

 

No comment.

MD

-1,715

 

No comment.

WI

-1,284

 

No comment.

OR

-1,248

 

Fewer layoffs in the educational service industry.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

State Supplied Comment

NJ

+6,068

 

Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food service, and health care and social assistance, all related to the educational service industries.

NY

+2,824

 

Layoffs in the educational service, transportation and warehousing, and health care and social assistance industries.

CT

+2,802

 

Layoffs in the educational service industry.

MI

+1,814

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

WA

+1,573

 

No comment.

KY

+1,436

 

No comment.


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