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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.
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.
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).
|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
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,262||2,386||-124||2,463|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||16,930||17,109||-179||16,095|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||34,609||34,077||+532||38,266|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,621||4,761||-140||5,507|
|STC / Workshare 6||17,878||20,729||-2,851||30,894|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/15/2013
|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.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
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.|
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