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|Media Contact :||December 3, 2009|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Nov. 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 462,000. The 4-week moving average was 481,250, a decrease of 14,250 from the previous week's revised average of 495,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.1 percent for the week ending Nov. 21, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 4.1 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Nov. 21 was 5,465,000, an increase of 28,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 5,437,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,541,500, a decrease of 75,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 5,617,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.832 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 460,989 in the week ending Nov. 28, a decrease of 78,263 from the previous week. There were 535,730 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent during the
week ending Nov. 21, a decrease of 0.3 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 4,787,291, a decrease of 296,052 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 2.7 percent and the volume was 3,652,990.
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, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending Nov. 14.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,269 in the week ending Nov. 21, a decrease of 101 from the prior week. There were 2,330 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 368 from the preceding week.
There were 24,523 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Nov. 14, an increase of 1,389 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,359, an increase of 1,752 from the prior week.
States reported 3,859,553 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Nov. 14, an increase of 265,300 from the prior week. There were 777,393 claimants in the comparable week in 2008. EUC weekly claims include first, second, and third tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Nov. 14 were in Puerto Rico (6.1 percent), Oregon (5.9), Alaska (5.5), California (5.2), Nevada (5.2), Michigan (5.1), Pennsylvania (5.0), Wisconsin (5.0), North Carolina (4.8), and Washington (4.7).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Nov. 21 were in California (+14,796), Illinois (+6,168), North Carolina (+5,557), Pennsylvania (+5,285), and Texas (+3,500), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-1,242), Indiana (-987), Hawaii (-195), Oregon (-167), and the Virgin Islands (-10).
|WEEK ENDING||Nov. 28||Nov. 21||Change||Nov. 14||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||457,000||462,000||-5,000||501,000||517,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||460,989||539,252||-78,263||475,700||535,730|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||481,250||495,500||-14,250||513,000||519,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Nov. 21||Nov. 14||Change||Nov. 7||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||5,465,000||5,437,000||+28,000||5,613,000||4,104,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||4,787,291||5,083,343||-296,052||4,883,537||3,652,990|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||5,541,500||5,617,250||-75,750||5,712,250||4,019,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||4.1%||4.1%||0.0||4.3%||3.1%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,330||1,962||+368||1,830|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||36,359||34,607||+1,752||24,423|
|Railroad Retirement Board||10,000||10,000||0||3,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 11/21/2009
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|MI||-1,242||Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|MA||+1,172||Layoffs in the construction industry.|
|TN||+1,194||Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|GA||+1,325||Layoffs in the construction and trade industries.|
|OH||+1,491||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NY||+1,589||Layoffs in the construction and service industries.|
|SC||+1,590||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|AL||+1,610||Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|WI||+1,877||Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|KY||+1,882||Layoffs in the mining and manufacturing industries.|
|AR||+1,965||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|FL||+2,154||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries, and agriculture.|
|TX||+3,500||layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|PA||+5,285||Layoffs in the transportation equipment industry.|
|NC||+5,557||Layoffs in the construction, trade, transportation, lumber/wood, mining, and petroleum industries.|
|IL||+6,168||Layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.|
|CA||+14,796||Return to a five day workweek, as well as layoffs in the service industry.|
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