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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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April 15, 2010

(202) 693-4676

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending April 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 484,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 460,000. The 4-week moving average was 457,750, an increase of 7,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 450,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending April 3, 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 April 3 was 4,639,000, an increase of 73,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,566,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,638,500, a decrease of 13,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,652,250.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.217 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 514,742 in the week ending April 10, an increase of 99,730 from the previous week. There were 610,522 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.8 percent during the week ending April 3, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,931,188, a decrease of 114,048 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.7 percent and the volume was 6,327,841.

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, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending March 27.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,240 in the week ending April 3, an increase of 53 from the prior week. There were 3,114 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 801 from the preceding week.

There were 20,933 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending March 27, a decrease of 67 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,694, a decrease of 2,190 from the prior week.

States reported 5,855,301 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending March 27, an increase of 261,817 from the prior week. There were 2,148,241 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 March 27 were in Alaska (6.8 percent), Oregon (6.0), Puerto Rico (5.9), Pennsylvania (5.6), Wisconsin (5.5), Michigan (5.4), Montana (5.3), Idaho (5.2), Nevada (5.2), California (4.8), North Carolina (4.8), and Rhode Island (4.8).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending April 3 were in Pennsylvania (+5,314), New Jersey (+3,582), Illinois (+2,250), Ohio (+1,769), and Washington (+1,673), while the largest decreases were in Texas (-3,138), California (-2,973), Florida (-2,646), North Carolina (-1,839), and Puerto Rico
(-676).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

April 10

April 3

Change

March 27

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

484,000

460,000

+24,000

442,000

609,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

514,742

415,012

+99,730

408,204

610,522

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

457,750

450,250

+7,500

448,000

636,250

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

April 3

March 27

Change

March 20

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,639,000

4,566,000

+73,000

4,681,000

5,992,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,931,188

5,045,236

-114,048

5,195,732

6,327,841

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,638,500

4,652,250

-13,750

4,684,250

5,811,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.6%

3.5%

+0.1

3.6%

4.5%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.8%

3.9%

-0.1

4.0%

4.7%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

April 3

March 27

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,240

1,187

+53

1,073

Newly Discharged Veterans

3,114

2,313

+801

1,707


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

March 27

March 20

Change

Year


Federal Employees

20,933

21,000

-67

18,596

Newly Discharged Veterans

34,694

36,884

-2,190

28,738

Railroad Retirement Board

8,000

8,000

0

9,000

Extended Benefits

114,711

214,427

-99,716

32,324

EUC 20083

5,855,301

5,593,484

+261,817

2,148,241


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 128,298,468 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 04/03/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

TX

-3,138

 

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

CA

-2,973

 

Decrease due to a shorter workweek (recognizing March 31, 2010, as a state holiday).

FL

-2,646

 

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

NC

-1,839

 

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


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

KY

+1,263

 

No comment.

NV

+1,450

 

Layoffs in the service industry.

WA

+1,673

 

No comment.

OH

+1,769

 

No comment.

IL

+2,250

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.

NJ

+3,582

 

Layoffs in the public administration, transportation, warehousing, service, and manufacturing industries.

PA

+5,314

 

Layoffs in the construction, service, food, and transportation industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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