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U.S. Department of Labor
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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION USDL13-1242-NAT
   
   
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Media Contact: (202) 693-4676 June 27, 2013
   

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 346,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 355,000. The 4-week moving average was 345,750, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 348,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending June 15, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 15 was 2,965,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,966,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,973,250, a decrease of 9,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,982,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 334,978 in the week ending June 22, a decrease of 1,589 from the previous week. There were 370,521 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent during the week ending June 15, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,787,079, an increase of 7,471 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,779,608. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,113,846.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 8 was 4,556,706, an increase of 23,146 from the previous week. There were 5,890,083 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

 

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Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending June 8.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,206 in the week ending June 15, a decrease of 211 from the prior week. There were 2,262 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 124 from the preceding week.

There were 16,930 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 8, a decrease of 179 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,609, an increase of 532 from the prior week.

States reported 1,707,109 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 8, an increase of 23,147 from the prior week. There were 2,645,554 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 15 were in Puerto Rico (4.6), Alaska (4.2), New Mexico (3.2), California (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), New Jersey (3.0), Pennsylvania (2.9), Nevada (2.8), Virgin Islands (2.8), Illinois (2.6), and Oregon (2.6).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 15 were in California (+15,341), Pennsylvania (+4,882), Florida (+4,850), Michigan (+1,114), and Maryland (+1,065), while the largest decreases were in Illinois (-3,401), New York (-2,090), Georgia (-1,893), Missouri (-1,591), and Tennessee (-1,542).

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

WEEK ENDING Advance June 22 June 15 Change June 8 Prior Year1

Initial Claims (SA) 346,000 355,000 -9,000 336,000 381,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 334,978 336,567 -1,589 332,371 370,521
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 345,750 348,500 -2,750 345,750 381,750
WEEK ENDING Advance June 15 June 8 Change June 1 Prior Year1

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 2,965,000 2,966,000 -1,000 2,991,000 3,309,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 2,787,079 2,779,608 +7,471 2,778,430 3,113,846
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 2,973,250 2,982,500 -9,250 2,971,750 3,315,500

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 2.3% 2.3% 0.0 2.3% 2.6%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
2.2% 2.2% 0.0 2.2% 2.5%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 15
June 8
Change
Prior Year1
Federal Employees 1,206 1,417 -211 1,353
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,262 2,386 -124 2,463

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 8
June 1
Change
Prior Year1
Regular State 2,775,173 2,772,594 +2,579 3,094,229
Federal Employees (UCFE) 16,930 17,109 -179 16,095
Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX) 34,609 34,077 +532 38,266
EUC 20083 1,707,109 1,683,962 +23,147 2,645,554
Extended Benefits4 386 328 +58 59,538
State Additional Benefits 5 4,621 4,761 -140 5,507
STC / Workshare 6 17,878 20,729 -2,851 30,894
TOTAL 4,556,706 4,533,560 +23,146 5,890,083

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 129,204,324 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 - Information on the EB program can be found here: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/extenben.asp
5 - Some states maintain additional benefit programs for those claimants who exhaust regular, extended and emergency benefits. Information on states that participate,
        and the extent of benefits paid, can be found starting on page 4-5 of this link: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
6 - Information on STC/Worksharing can be found starting on page 4-9 of the following link: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf

 

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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/15/2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
IL -3,401 Fewer layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, and administrative and support service industries.
NY -2,090 Fewer layoffs in the construction, accommodation and food service, and finance and insurance industries.
GA -1,893 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative and support service , health care and social assistance, and accommodation and food service industries.
MO -1,591 Fewer layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, construction, accommodation and food service, and health care and social assistance industries.
TN -1,542 No comment.
OR -1,488 No comment.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
CA +15,341

Layoffs in the services industry.

PA +4,882 Layoffs in the transportation, accommodation and food service, construction, and educational service industries.
FL +4,850 Layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, and service industries.
MI +1,114 No comment.
MD +1,065 No comment.


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