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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 09-759-NAT

 

 

 

 

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July 2, 2009

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 614,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 630,000. The 4-week moving average was 615,250, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 618,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.0 percent for the week ending June 20, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 5.1 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 20 was 6,702,000, a decrease of 53,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,755,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,751,500, a decrease of 13,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,765,250.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.375 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 556,863 in the week ending June 27, a decrease of 11,689 from the previous week. There were 368,544 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.5 percent during the week ending June 20, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,058,925, a decrease of 54,348 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1 percent and the volume was 2,855,557.

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, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin during the week ending June 13.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,574 in the week ending June 20, a decrease of 258 from the prior week. There were 2,095 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 181 from the preceding week.

There were 17,022 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 13, an increase of 278 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 28,364, an increase of 514 from the prior week.

States reported 2,437,825 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 13, an increase of 8,053 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 13 were in Michigan (7.5 percent), Oregon (6.7), Puerto Rico (6.6), Nevada (6.3), Pennsylvania (6.2), Wisconsin (5.7), California (5.4), South Carolina (5.3), Arkansas (5.2), Illinois (5.2), and North Carolina (5.2).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 20 were in California (+14,570), New Jersey (+3,170), Oregon (+3,062), Maryland (+2,342), and Michigan (+2,032), while the largest decreases were in Missouri (-5,753), Pennsylvania (-3,037), Texas (-2,759), Alabama (-1,926), and Florida (-1,894).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 27

June 20

Change

June 13

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

614,000

630,000

-16,000

612,000

405,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

556,863

568,552

-11,689

558,407

368,544

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

615,250

618,000

-2,750

616,750

393,750

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 20

June 13

Change

June 6

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

6,702,000

6,755,000

-53,000

6,714,000

3,152,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

6,058,925

6,113,273

-54,348

6,082,559

2,855,557

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

6,751,500

6,765,250

-13,750

6,764,250

3,132,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

5.0%

5.1%

-0.1

5.0%

2.4%

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 20

June 13

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,574

1,832

-258

1,377

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,095

1,914

+181

1,519


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

June 13

June 6

Change

Year


Federal Employees

17,022

16,744

+278

11,221

Newly Discharged Veterans

28,364

27,850

+514

19,759

Railroad Retirement Board

11,000

11,000

0

2,000

Extended Benefits

282,059

287,780

-5,721

1,511

EUC 20083

2,437,825

2,429,772

+8,053

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 06/20/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MO

-5,753

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, transportation, and warehousing industries.

PA

-3,037

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, transportation, and transportation equipment industries.

TX

-2,759

 

Fewer layoffs in the service, information, and manufacturing industries.

AL

-1,926

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation equipment, electronics, and computer industries.

FL

-1,894

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.

IN

-1.676

 

Fewer layoffs in the automobile, trade, and manufacturing industries.

PR

-1,464

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

GA

+1,041

 

Layoffs in the textile industry.

TN

+1,652

 

Layoffs in the trade, service, transportation equipment, rubber/plastics, and fabricated metals industries.

IL

+2,028

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

MI

+2,032

 

Layoffs in the automobile and service industries.

MD

+2,342

 

No comment.

OR

+3,062

 

Increase is seasonal, school closings related.

NJ

+3,170

 

Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, and service industries.

CA

+14,570

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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