U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Public Affairs
|EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION||USDL 10-1031-NAT|
|Program Contact:||TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL IN THIS|
|Scott Gibbons (202) 693-3008||RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL|
|Tony Sznoluch (202) 693-3176||8:30 A.M. (EDT), THURSDAY|
|Media Contact :||July 29, 2010|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending July 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 468,000. The 4-week moving average was 452,500, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average of 457,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending July 17, 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 July 17 was 4,565,000, an increase of 81,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,484,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,548,250, a decrease of 18,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,566,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.037 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 411,107 in the week ending July 24, a decrease of 91,366 from the previous week. There were 511,628 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent during the
week ending July 17, unchanged from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 4,564,922, a decrease of 12,920 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,104,047.
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, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending July 10.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,281 in the week ending July 17, an increase of 84 from the prior week. There were 2,916 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 211 from the preceding week.
There were 21,060 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 10, an increase of 1,190 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 42,010, an increase of 3,511 from the prior week.
States reported 3,253,636 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 10, a decrease of 230,304 from the prior week. There were 2,732,277 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 July 10 were in Puerto Rico (6.9 percent), Pennsylvania (5.1), Oregon (5.0), New Jersey (4.8), Nevada (4.6), Wisconsin (4.6), California (4.5), Connecticut (4.5), Massachusetts (4.5), and Alaska (4.4).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 17 were in California (+19,809), South Carolina (+5,115), North Carolina (+4,512), Illinois (+3,183), and Tennessee (+3,066), while the largest decreases were in New York (-19,552), Indiana (-5,146), Michigan (-4,491), Pennsylvania (-3,390), and Florida (-2,138).
|WEEK ENDING||July 24||July 17||Change||July 10||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||457,000||468,000||-11,000||427,000||578,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||411,107||502,473||-91,366||511,135||511,628|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||452,500||457,000||-4,500||454,750||562,750|
|WEEK ENDING||July 17||July 10||Change||July 3||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,565,000||4,484,000||+81,000||4,710,000||6,135,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||4,564,922||4,577,842||-12,920||4,394,779||6,104,047|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,548,250||4,566,250||-18,000||4,588,500||6,260,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.6%||3.5%||+0.1||3.7%||4.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,916||2,705||+211||2,061|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||42,010||38,499||+3,511||29,932|
|Railroad Retirement Board||3,000||4,000||-1,000||11,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/17/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||-19,552||Fewer layoffs in the transportation and service industries.|
|IN||-5,146||Fewer layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.|
|MI||-4,491||Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.|
|PA||-3,390||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, construction, and service industries.|
|FL||-2,138||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|NJ||-2,103||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|WI||-1,311||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|AL||+1,061||Layoffs in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries.|
|GA||+2,025||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|TN||+3,066||Layoffs in the transportation equipment, electrical equipment, textile, and apparel industries.|
|IL||+3,183||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|NC||+4,512||Layoffs in the textile, furniture, lumber/wood, industrial machinery, computer equipment, transportation equipment, primary metals, food, and service industries.|
|SC||+5,115||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|CA||+19,809||Layoffs in the service industry.|
This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon
request. Voice phone: 202-693-4676. TDD Message Phone: 1-800-326-2577.
News releases from the U.S. Department of Labor are accessible on the Internet
at: http://www.dol.gov/ and https://oui.doleta.gov/