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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||January 23, 2014|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending January 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 326,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 325,000. The 4-week moving average was 331,500, a decrease of 3,750 from the previous week's revised average of 335,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending January 11, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 11 was 3,056,000, an increase of 34,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,022,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,939,000, an increase of 31,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,908,000.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 411,678 in the week ending January 18, a decrease of 121,020 from the previous week. There were 436,955 initial claims in the comparable week in 2013.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.8 percent during the week ending January 11, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,563,268, a decrease of 65,558 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.9 percent and the volume was 3,711,100.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending January 4 was 3,706,087, a decrease of 1,003,734 from the previous week. There were 5,659,482 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2013.
No state was triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program during the week ending January 4.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,227 in the week ending January 11, an increase of 661 from the prior week. There were 2,449 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 704 from the preceding week.
There were 23,306 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending January 4, an increase of 466 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 31,591, an increase of 567 from the prior week.
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired on January 1, 2014, and under current law no EUC payments will be made for weeks of unemployment after this date.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending January 11 were in Alaska (5.8), Puerto Rico (4.9), Pennsylvania (4.5), Connecticut (4.4), New Jersey (4.4), Michigan (3.8), Montana (3.8), Wisconsin (3.8), Rhode Island (3.6), California (3.5), Illinois (3.5), and Massachusetts (3.5).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending January 11 were in Texas (+12,800), California (+8,319), Pennsylvania (+7,107), Indiana (+6,622), and Florida (+5,790), while the largest decreases were in New York (-18,019), Georgia (-7,278), Alabama (-2,639), Wisconsin (-2,577), and South Carolina (-1,810).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance January 18||January 11||Change||January 4||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||326,000||325,000||+1,000||330,000||343,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||411,678||532,698||-121,020||485,473||436,955|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||331,500||335,250||-3,750||349,000||359,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance January 11||January 4||Change||December 28||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,056,000||3,022,000||+34,000||2,861,000||3,166,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,563,268||3,628,826||-65,558||3,290,122||3,711,100|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||2,939,000||2,908,000||+31,000||2,871,750||3,204,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.3%||2.3%||0.0||2.2%||2.5%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,449||1,745||+704||3,037|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||23,306||22,840||+466||22,071|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||31,591||31,024||+567||40,384|
|State Additional Benefits 5||5,615||3,812||+1,803||5,709|
|STC / Workshare 6||23,066||15,591||+7,475||39,078|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED JANUARY 11, 2014
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||-18,019||Fewer layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, food service, and educational services industries.|
|GA||-7,278||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, administration and support serivces, construction, accommodation and food services, and trade industries.|
|AL||-2,639||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, and transportation and warehousing industries.|
|SC||-1,810||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||+8,319||Layoffs in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, wholesale trade service industries.|
|PA||+7,107||Layoffs in the construction, and administrative support services industries.|
|FL||+5,790||Layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, and service industries.|
|MA||+4,839||Claims return to expected levels after adverse weather conditions.|
|IL||+4,256||Layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, and trade industries.|
Layoffs in the educational services, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, and construction industries.
|NC||+2,992||Layoffs in the nonclassifiable establishments, accommodations and food services, construction, administrative services, and trade industries.|
|MO||+2,827||Layoffs in the manufacturing, construction, and administrative services industries.|
|NJ||+2,031||Layoffs in the construction, trade, health care and social service, and finance industries.|
|ME||+1,311||Layoffs in the construction, accommodations and food services, and retail trade industries.|
|WV||+1,183||Layoffs in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food service industries.|
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