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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL 10-1073-NAT

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August 5, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 479,000, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 460,000. The 4-week moving average was 458,500, an increase of 5,250 from the previous week's revised average of 453,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending July 24, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.6 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 24 was 4,537,000, a decrease of 34,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,571,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,575,500, an increase of 25,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,549,750.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.028 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 399,570 in the week ending July 31, a decrease of 14,247 from the previous week. There were 466,695 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent during the week ending July 24, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,418,756, a decrease of 152,113 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.5 percent and the volume was 6,019,822.

Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, 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 17.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,318 in the week ending July 24, an increase of 37 from the prior week. There were 2,790 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 126 from the preceding week.

There were 22,904 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 17, an increase of 1,942 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 42,933, an increase of 1,225 from the prior week.

States reported 3,314,629 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 17, an increase of 60,993 from the prior week. There were 2,830,911 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 17 were in Puerto Rico (7.2 percent), Pennsylvania (5.3), Oregon (4.8), Massachusetts (4.7), New Jersey (4.7), California (4.6), Connecticut (4.5), Nevada (4.5), Alaska (4.4), Rhode Island (4.3), and Wisconsin (4.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 24 were in Minnesota (+288), Vermont (+39), North Dakota (+38), Wyoming (+32), and Colorado (+19), while the largest decreases were in California (-19,107), New York (-7,801), North Carolina (-6,399), Michigan (-5,984), and Georgia
(-5,863).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 31

July 24

Change

July 17

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

479,000

460,000

+19,000

468,000

559,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

399,570

413,817

-14,247

502,473

466,695

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

458,500

453,250

+5,250

457,000

559,750

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 24

July 17

Change

July 10

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,537,000

4,571,000

-34,000

4,484,000

6,193,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,418,756

4,570,869

-152,113

4,577,842

6,019,822

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,575,500

4,549,750

+25,750

4,566,250

6,166,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.6%

3.6%

0.0

3.5%

4.7%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.5%

3.6%

-0.1

3.6%

4.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 24

July 17

Change

Year


Federal Employees

3,318

3,281

+37

1,661

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,790

2,916

-126

1,981


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

July 17

July 10

Change

Year


Federal Employees

22,904

20,962

+1,942

19,783

Newly Discharged Veterans

42,933

41,708

+1,225

30,107

Railroad Retirement Board

4,000

4,000

0

10,000

Extended Benefits

603,853

406,842

+197,011

746,672

EUC 20083

3,314,629

3,253,636

+60,993

2,830,911


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 07/24/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

CA

-19,107

 

Fewer layoffs in the service industry.

NY

-7,801

 

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

NC

-6,399

 

Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, transportation equipment, computer equipment, industrial machinery, food, textile, furniture, lumber/wood, rubber/plastics, primary metals, and fabricated metals industries.

MI

-5,984

 

No comment.

GA

-5,863

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

SC

-4,641

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

PA

-4,159

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation and service industries.

IL

-3,469

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade and service industries.

AL

-3,071

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries.

NJ

-2,937

 

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

TN

-2,538

 

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

TX

-2,028

 

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

WI

-1,978

 

No comment.

FL

-1,860

 

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

MO

-1,661

 

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

OR

-1,581

 

No comment.

VA

-1,293

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

IN

-1,243

 

No comment.

KY

-1,059

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

None

 

 

 

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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