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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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June 18, 2009

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 608,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 605,000. The 4-week moving average was 615,750, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week's revised average of 622,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.0 percent for the week ending June 6, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 5.1 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 6 was 6,687,000, a decrease of 148,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,835,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,757,500, an increase of 2,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,755,250.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.286 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 554,405 in the week ending June 13, a decrease of 26,791 from the previous week. There were 349,255 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.5 percent during the week ending June 6, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,058,847, a decrease of 85,499 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1 percent and the volume was 2,799,719.

Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin during the week ending May 30.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,972 in the week ending June 6, an increase of 206 from the prior week. There were 1,874 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 419 from the preceding week.

There were 15,924 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 30, an increase of 898 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 28,548, an increase of 1,793 from the prior week.

States reported 2,359,537 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 30, an increase of 102,946 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending May 30 were in Michigan (7.5 percent), Oregon (7.0), Nevada (6.3), Puerto Rico (6.3), Pennsylvania (6.2), Wisconsin (6.0), Arkansas (5.6), South Carolina (5.5), California (5.4), and North Carolina (5.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 6 were in Pennsylvania (+6,861), Florida (+6,469), Ohio (+5,104), California (+4,894), and New York (+4,795), while the largest decreases were in Arkansas (-1,206), Puerto Rico (-1,131), Wisconsin (-707), Arizona (-693), and Nebraska (-450).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 13

June 6

Change

May 30

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

608,000

605,000

+3,000

625,000

390,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

554,405

581,196

-26,791

500,383

349,255

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

615,750

622,750

-7,000

632,250

381,500

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 6

May 30

Change

May 23

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

6,687,000

6,835,000

-148,000

6,757,000

3,097,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

6,058,847

6,144,346

-85,499

6,033,603

2,799,719

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

6,757,500

6,755,250

+2,250

6,693,250

3,106,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

5.0%

5.1%

-0.1

5.1%

2.3%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

4.5%

4.6%

-0.1

4.5%

2.1%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 6

May 30

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,972

1,766

+206

1,173

Newly Discharged Veterans

1,874

1,455

+419

1,613


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 30

May 23

Change

Year


Federal Employees

15,924

15,026

+898

10,844

Newly Discharged Veterans

28,548

26,755

+1,793

19,893

Railroad Retirement Board

10,000

10,000

0

2,000

Extended Benefits

258,187

213,666

+44,521

4

EUC 20083

2,359,537

2,256,591

+102,946

0


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 133,683,433 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/06/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

AR

-1,206

 

Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.

PR

-1,131

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CO

+1,149

 

No comment.

NV

+1,187

 

Return to a five day workweek.

WV

+1,195

 

No comment.

OR

+1,239

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

MD

+1,291

 

No comment.

GA

+1,692

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, and textile industries.

AL

+1,739

 

Layoffs in the transportation equipment industry.

MA

+1,811

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, information, and finance industries.

MN

+2,062

 

No comment.

MO

+2,342

 

Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing industries.

VA

+2,508

 

No comment.

KY

+2,547

 

Layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.

IN

+2,927

 

Layoffs in the automobile, transportation, service, and manufacturing industries.

SC

+3,226

 

Layoffs in the textile and fabricated metals industries.

NJ

+3,321

 

Return to a five day workweek, as well as layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

TX

+3,549

 

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

TN

+3,905

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

MI

+4,326

 

Layoffs in the automobile industry.

NC

+4,339

 

Layoffs in the textile, furniture, construction, service, transportation, fabricated metals, and lumber/wood industries.

IL

+4,378

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

NY

+4,795

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

CA

+4,894

 

Return to a five day workweek, as well as layoffs in the service industry.

OH

+5,104

 

Layoffs in the automobile industry.

FL

+6,469

 

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

PA

+6,861

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, and transportation industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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