U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Public Affairs
|EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION||USDL 10-1170-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 :||August 26, 2010|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Aug. 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 473,000, a decrease of 31,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 504,000. The 4-week moving average was 486,750, an increase of 3,250 from the previous week's revised average of 483,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Aug. 14, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 3.6 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Aug. 14 was 4,456,000, a decrease of 62,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,518,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,508,750, a decrease of 28,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,536,750.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.001 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 380,935 in the week ending Aug. 21, a decrease of 23,613 from the previous week. There were 457,269 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent during the
week ending Aug. 14, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number
for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,197,530, a decrease
of 94,893 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.3 percent
and the volume was 5,681,831.
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, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending Aug. 7.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,752 in the week ending Aug. 14, a decrease of 349 from the prior week. There were 2,758 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 168 from the preceding week.
There were 24,051 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Aug. 7, a decrease of 70 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 40,531, a decrease of 2,095 from the prior week.
States reported 4,899,646 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Aug. 7, an increase of 199,493 from the prior week. There were 2,993,925 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 Aug. 7 were in Puerto Rico (7.0 percent), Pennsylvania (4.7), New Jersey (4.6), Oregon (4.6), California (4.5), Connecticut (4.4), Alaska (4.2), Nevada (4.2), Wisconsin (4.2), and Rhode Island (4.0).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Aug. 14 were in Puerto Rico (+2,190), Wisconsin (+1,004), New Jersey (+843), Alabama (+827), and Virginia (+456), while the largest decreases were in California (-5,275), Indiana (-2,209), Pennsylvania (-2,074), Ohio (-1,694), and Kentucky (-1,255).
|WEEK ENDING||Aug. 21||Aug. 14||Change||Aug. 7||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||473,000||504,000||-31,000||488,000||567,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||380,935||404,548||-23,613||424,506||457,269|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||486,750||483,500||+3,250||474,500||564,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Aug. 14||Aug. 7||Change||July 31||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,456,000||4,518,000||-62,000||4,491,000||6,051,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||4,197,530||4,292,423||-94,893||4,333,520||5,681,831|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,508,750||4,536,750||-28,000||4,528,250||6,123,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.5%||3.6%||-0.1||3.5%||4.5%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,758||2,926||-168||2,054|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||40,531||42,626||-2,095||30,541|
|Railroad Retirement Board||4,000||4,000||0||10,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 08/14/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-5,275||Fewer layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|PA||-2,074||Fewer layoffs in the industrial machinery, food, and service industries.|
|FL||-1,228||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries, and agriculture.|
|IL||-1,198||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|TX||-1,158||Fewer layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|WI||+1,004||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
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/