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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 10-031-NAT

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July 29, 2010

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 468,000. The 4-week moving average was 452,500, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average of 457,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending July 17, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.5 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 17 was 4,565,000, an increase of 81,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,484,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,548,250, a decrease of 18,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,566,250.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.037 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 411,107 in the week ending July 24, a decrease of 91,366 from the previous week. There were 511,628 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent during the week ending July 17, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,564,922, a decrease of 12,920 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,104,047.

Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending July 10.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,281 in the week ending July 17, an increase of 84 from the prior week. There were 2,916 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 211 from the preceding week.

There were 21,060 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 10, an increase of 1,190 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 42,010, an increase of 3,511 from the prior week.

States reported 3,253,636 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 10, a decrease of 230,304 from the prior week. There were 2,732,277 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending July 10 were in Puerto Rico (6.9 percent), Pennsylvania (5.1), Oregon (5.0), New Jersey (4.8), Nevada (4.6), Wisconsin (4.6), California (4.5), Connecticut (4.5), Massachusetts (4.5), and Alaska (4.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 17 were in California (+19,809), South Carolina (+5,115), North Carolina (+4,512), Illinois (+3,183), and Tennessee (+3,066), while the largest decreases were in New York (-19,552), Indiana (-5,146), Michigan (-4,491), Pennsylvania (-3,390), and Florida (-2,138).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 24

July 17

Change

July 10

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

457,000

468,000

-11,000

427,000

578,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

411,107

502,473

-91,366

511,135

511,628

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

452,500

457,000

-4,500

454,750

562,750

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 17

July 10

Change

July 3

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,565,000

4,484,000

+81,000

4,710,000

6,135,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,564,922

4,577,842

-12,920

4,394,779

6,104,047

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,548,250

4,566,250

-18,000

4,588,500

6,260,250


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.6%

3.5%

+0.1

3.7%

4.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.6%

3.6%

0.0

3.5%

4.6%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 17

July 10

Change

Year


Federal Employees

3,281

3,197

+84

1,691

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,916

2,705

+211

2,061


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 10

July 3

Change

Year


Federal Employees

21,060

19,870

+1,190

18,717

Newly Discharged Veterans

42,010

38,499

+3,511

29,932

Railroad Retirement Board

3,000

4,000

-1,000

11,000

Extended Benefits

406,842

445,394

-38,552

557,407

EUC 20083

3,253,636

3,483,940

-230,304

2,732,277


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 126,763,245 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/17/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

NY

-19,552

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation and service industries.

IN

-5,146

 

Fewer layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.

MI

-4,491

 

Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.

PA

-3,390

 

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

FL

-2,138

 

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

NJ

-2,103

 

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

KY

-1,557

 

No comment.

KS

-1,430

 

No comment.

OH

-1,402

 

No comment.

WI

-1,311

 

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


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

AL

+1,061

 

Layoffs in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries.

GA

+2,025

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

TN

+3,066

 

Layoffs in the transportation equipment, electrical equipment, textile, and apparel industries.

IL

+3,183

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

NC

+4,512

 

Layoffs in the textile, furniture, lumber/wood, industrial machinery, computer equipment, transportation equipment, primary metals, food, and service industries.

SC

+5,115

 

Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

CA

+19,809

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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