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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 454,000, a decrease of 21,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 475,000. The 4-week moving average was 466,000, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 467,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent for the week ending June 26, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.6 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 26 was 4,413,000, a decrease of 224,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,637,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,554,000, a decrease of 18,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,572,750.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.064 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 463,560 in the week ending July 3, an increase of 22,560 from the previous week. There were 581,145 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent during the week ending June 26, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,294,188, a decrease of 36,647 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.5 percent and the volume was 6,061,619.

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Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington during the week ending June 19.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,359 in the week ending June 26, an increase of 276 from the prior week. There were 2,686 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 305 from the preceding week.

There were 18,964 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 19, an increase of 873 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,915, an increase of 3,581 from the prior week.

States reported 4,147,551 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 19, a decrease of 367,948 from the prior week. There were 2,586,598 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 June 19 were in Puerto Rico (6.7 percent), Oregon (4.9), Alaska (4.8), Pennsylvania (4.7), Nevada (4.5), California (4.3), Wisconsin (4.2), Connecticut (4.0), North Carolina (3.9), and South Carolina (3.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 26 were in New Jersey (+7,951), Massachusetts (+4,681), New York (+3,473), Florida (+2,838), and Connecticut (+2,560), while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-2,841), Tennessee (-1,375), Illinois (-1,346), Iowa (-1,230), and Alabama (-869).

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING July 3 June 26 Change June 19 Year

Initial Claims (SA) 454,000 475,000 -21,000 459,000 571,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 463,560 441,000 +22,560 423,438 581,145
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 466,000 467,250 -1,250 463,250 598,000
Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING June 26 June 19 Change June 12 Year

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 4,413,000 4,637,000 -224,000 4,573,000 6,567,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 4,294,188 4,330,835 -36,647 4,307,793 6,061,619
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 4,554,000 4,572,750 -18,750 4,592,750 6,510,500

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 3.4% 3.6% -0.2 3.6% 4.9%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
3.3% 3.4% -0.1 3.4% 4.5%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

       
Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 26
June 19
Change
Year

Federal Employees 2,359 2,083 +276 1,628
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,686 2,381 +305 2,062

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 19
June 12
Change
Year

Federal Employees 18,964 18,091 +873 17,454
Newly Discharged Veterans 37,915 34,334 +3,581 28,524
Railroad Retirement Board 5,000 4,000 +1,000 14,000
Extended Benefits 429,816 405,065 +24,751 702,344
EUC 20083 4,147,551 4,515,499 -367,948 2,586,598

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.
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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/26/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
PA -2,841 Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, transportation, and transportation equipment industries.
TN -1,375 Fewer layoffs in the trade and service industries.
IL -1,346 Fewer layoffs in the trade and service industries.
IA -1,230 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
RI +1,114 Increase is school closings related, as well as layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.
NH +1,133 Increase is school closings related.
CA +2,225 No comment.
OR +2,467 Increase due to a statewide furlough week the previous week.
KY +2,554 No comment.
CT +2,560 No comment.
FL +2,838 Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.
NY +3,473 Layoffs in the construction and service industries.
MA +4,681 No comment.
NJ +7,951 Increase is school closings related, as well as layoffs in the construction, service, transportation, warehousing, and public administration industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

 


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