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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDL13-1285-NAT

   
   

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July 3, 2013

   

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 343,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 348,000. The 4-week moving average was 345,500, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average of 346,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending June 22, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 22 was 2,933,000, a decrease of 54,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,987,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,969,250, a decrease of 9,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,978,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 333,920 in the week ending June 29, a decrease of 2,595 from the previous week. There were 369,826 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending June 22, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,766,055, a decrease of 42,033 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,808,088. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,145,031.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 15 was 4,557,765, an increase of 1,059 from the previous week. There were 5,857,081 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending June 15.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,295 in the week ending June 22, an increase of 89 from the prior week. There were 2,251 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 11 from the preceding week.

There were 17,253 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 15, an increase of 323 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,229, a decrease of 380 from the prior week.

States reported 1,667,864 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 15, a decrease of 39,245 from the prior week. There were 2,616,147 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 22 were in Puerto Rico (4.9), Alaska (4.2), New Mexico (3.2), Connecticut (3.1), New Jersey (3.1), Pennsylvania (3.1), California (3.0), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.7), and Virgin Islands (2.7).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 22 were in California (+6,181), New Jersey (+4,952), Oregon (+2,076), New York (+1,882), and Massachusetts (+732), while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-4,238), Florida (-2,050), North Carolina (-2,009), Ohio (-1,679), and Kentucky (-1,466).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


WEEK ENDING

Advance June 29

June 22

Change

June 15

Prior Year1


Initial Claims (SA)

343,000

348,000

-5,000

355,000

374,000

Initial Claims (NSA)

333,920

336,515

-2,595

336,567

369,826

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

345,500

346,250

-750

348,500

380,750

WEEK ENDING

Advance June 22

June 15

Change

June 8

Prior Year1


Ins. Unemployment (SA)

2,933,000

2,987,000

-54,000

2,966,000

3,321,000

Ins. Unemployment (NSA)

2,766,055

2,808,088

-42,033

2,779,608

3,145,031

4-Wk Moving Average (SA)

2,969,250

2,978,750

-9,500

2,982,500

3,314,500


Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2

2.3%

2.3%

0.0

2.3%

2.6%

Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2

2.1%

2.2%

-0.1

2.2%

2.5%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 22

June 15

Change

Prior Year1

Federal Employees

1,295

1,206

+89

1,414

Newly Discharged Veterans

2,251

2,262

-11

2,696


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


WEEK ENDING

June 15

June 8

Change

Prior Year1

Regular State

2,798,842

2,775,173

+23,669

3,107,335

Federal Employees (UCFE)

17,253

16,930

+323

16,504

Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)

34,229

34,609

-380

38,644

EUC 20083

1,667,864

1,707,109

-39,245

2,616,147

Extended Benefits4

332

386

-54

47,424

State Additional Benefits 5

4,640

4,621

+19

5,326

STC / Workshare 6

34,605

17,878

+16,727

25,701

TOTAL

4,557,765

4,556,706

+1,059

5,857,081


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 129,204,324 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 - Information on the EB program can be found here: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/extenben.asp
5 - Some states maintain additional benefit programs for those claimants who exhaust regular, extended and emergency benefits. Information on states that participate,
        and the extent of benefits paid, can be found starting on page 4-5 of this link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
6 - Information on STC/Worksharing can be found starting on page 4-9 of the following link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED JUNE 22, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

 

State Supplied Comment

PA

-4,238

 

Fewer layoffs in the transportation, construction, entertainment, accommodation and food services, and health care and social assistance industries.

FL

-2,050

 

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

NC

-2,009

 

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

OH

-1,679

 

Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, retail trade, and consumer lending industries.

KY

-1,466

 

No comment.

IL

-1,298

 

No comment.


STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 


State

Change

State Supplied Comment

CA

+6,181

 

Layoffs in the services industry.

NJ

+4,952

 

Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food service, educational service, manufacturing, and health care and social assistance industries.

OR

+2,076

 

Layoffs in the educational service industry.

NY

+1,882

 

Layoffs in the food service, construction, and health care and social assistance industries.


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