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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

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June 10, 2010

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 456,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 459,000. The 4-week moving average was 463,000, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week's revised average of 460,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending May 29, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 3.7 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 29 was 4,462,000, a decrease of 255,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,717,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,617,500, a decrease of 49,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,666,750.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.120 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 392,842 in the week ending June 5, a decrease of 22,287 from the previous week. There were 581,092 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent during the week ending May 29, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,176,069, a decrease of 201,376 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,144,006.

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, 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 May 22.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,966 in the week ending May 29, an increase of 382 from the prior week. There were 2,405 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 199 from the preceding week.

There were 17,215 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 22, an increase of 158 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,212, an increase of 252 from the prior week.

States reported 4,995,133 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 22, a decrease of 10,588 from the prior week. There were 2,256,591 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 May 22 were in Puerto Rico (6.2 percent), Alaska (5.5), Oregon (5.3), California (4.8), Nevada (4.7), Pennsylvania (4.6), North Carolina (4.3), Wisconsin (4.2), Connecticut (4.1), New Jersey (4.0), and Rhode Island (4.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending May 29 were in Florida (+3,460), California (+2,081), Arizona (+1,521), Georgia (+1,158), and Illinois (+909), while the largest decreases were in Wisconsin (-1,628), Texas (-1,063), Virginia (-912), Missouri (-751), and New Jersey (-693).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 29

May 22

Change

May 15

Year


Initial Claims (SA)

453,000

463,000

-10,000

474,000

616,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

410,302

406,875

+3,427

410,264

500,380

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

459,000

457,250

+1,750

454,250

619,250

 

Advance

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 22

May 15

Change

May 8

Year


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

4,666,000

4,635,000

+31,000

4,656,000

6,515,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

4,330,107

4,407,799

-77,692

4,469,365

6,033,293

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

4,654,000

4,644,250

+9,750

4,648,750

6,462,750


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

3.6%

3.6%

0.0

3.6%

4.9%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

3.4%

3.4%

0.0

3.5%

4.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 22

May 15

Change

Year


Federal Employees

1,584

1,481

+103

1,640

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,604

2,372

+232

1,750


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


 

 

 

 

Prior1

WEEK ENDING

May 15

May 8

Change

Year


Federal Employees

17,057

17,935

-878

15,276

Newly Discharged Veterans

36,960

36,371

+589

28,454

Railroad Retirement Board

5,000

5,000

0

12,000

Extended Benefits

314,311

278,953

+35,358

315,985

EUC 20083

5,081,015

5,059,843

+21,172

2,347,218


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 05/22/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MI

-2,269

 

No comment.

TN

-1,808

 

Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and electrical equipment industries.

PA

-1,597

 

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

GA

-1,544

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

CA

-1,206

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

MO

+1,189

 

Layoffs in the construction industry.

NY

+1,556

 

Layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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