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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Sept. 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 450,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 453,000. The 4-week moving average was 464,750, a decrease of 13,500 from the previous week's revised average of 478,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Sept. 4, 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 Sept. 4 was 4,485,000, a decrease of 84,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,569,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,503,000, a decrease of 7,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,510,500.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 339,838 in the week ending Sept. 11, a decrease of 38,145 from the previous week. There were 411,126 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.1 percent during the
week ending Sept. 4, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 3,888,599, a decrease of 246,280 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.0 percent and the volume was 5,300,249.
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 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. 28.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 4,912 in the week ending Sept. 4, an increase of 192 from the prior week. There were 4,226 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 1,581 from the preceding week.
There were 36,028 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Aug. 28, an increase of 10,986 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 42,054, an increase of 1,253 from the prior week.
States reported 4,108,529 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Aug. 28, a decrease of 402,116 from the prior week. There were 3,178,368 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. 28 were in Puerto Rico (7.3 percent), New Jersey (4.6), Pennsylvania (4.6), Alaska (4.4), Oregon (4.4), California (4.2), Connecticut (4.2), Nevada (4.2), Illinois (4.0), and Rhode Island (3.9).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Sept. 4 were in Pennsylvania (+1,442), Washington (+1,190), Texas (+809), Kansas (+698), and Kentucky (+581), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-5,619), New York (-2,907), Michigan (-2,864), Connecticut (-802), and Virginia
|WEEK ENDING||Sept. 11||Sept. 4||Change||Aug. 28||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||450,000||453,000||-3,000||478,000||547,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||339,838||377,983||-38,145||383,111||411,126|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||464,750||478,250||-13,500||487,000||559,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Sept. 4||Aug. 28||Change||Aug. 21||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,485,000||4,569,000||-84,000||4,479,000||6,113,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,888,599||4,134,879||-246,280||4,125,425||5,300,249|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,503,000||4,510,500||-7,500||4,491,000||6,077,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.5%||3.6%||-0.1||3.5%||4.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||4,226||2,645||+1,581||2,260|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||42,054||40,801||+1,253||30,302|
|Railroad Retirement Board||4,000||4,000||0||10,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 09/04/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|FL||-5,619||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries, and agriculture.|
|NY||-2,907||Fewer layoffs in the transportation and service industries.|
|MI||-2,864||Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|WA||+1,190||Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|PA||+1,442||Layoffs in the transportation equipment, construction, and service industries.|
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