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STATE
NAME
Initial Claims Filed During Week Ended
December 14, 2002
Insured Unemployment For Week Ended
December 7, 2002
INITIAL CLAIMS INSURED UNEMPLOYMENT
STATE CHANGE FROM UCFE
(1)
UCX
(1)
   STATE (%)
(2)
CHANGE FROM UCFE
(1)
UCX
(1)
ALL PROGRAMS EXCLUDING
RAILROAD
RETIREMENT
LAST WEEK YEAR AGO LAST WEEK YEAR AGO
Alabama 7117 -3689 624 23 21             39539 2.2 -4084 -2573 144 266 39953
Alaska 1857 -336 168 16 5             14869 5.6 -901 -267 178 98 18691
Arizona 4681 -435 -528 15 13             35577 1.6 329 -4663 291 219 36087
Arkansas 5440 -3682 163 14 1             40995 3.7 -2421 807 212 188 41395
California 57622 -6826 4312 216 169             542634 3.7 -7133 -21116 3042 2331 548113
Colorado 3938 18 -434 28 35             40742 1.9 -1459 957 201 255 41210
Connecticut 6432 -401 937 6 9             51405 3.1 -269 5865 116 126 51650
Delaware 1593 605 448 3 0             9330 2.3 963 1916 47 42 9419
District of Columbia 448 104 124 4 0             6313 1.4 -405 -378 179 39 6531
Florida 10298 -1041 -292 40 105             111001 1.6 -14815 -26092 387 917 112320
Georgia 12176 -9495 123 54 55             81613 2.2 -367 2736 834 967 83414
Hawaii 2014 -425 -121 12 19             10168 1.9 -214 -6951 147 245 10570
Idaho 3083 -842 -444 48 8             20059 3.6 -1167 -1899 408 85 20577
Illinois 23094 -3610 2281 25 62             176680 3.1 -4297 -6226 535 761 177976
Indiana 10279 -159 723 24 24             62414 2.2 1133 -5885 439 299 63158
Iowa 4647 -1354 58 3 10             30928 2.2 -748 582 61 121 31110
Kansas 3576 -616 -35 10 6             28728 2.2 -1938 4214 269 150 29150
Kentucky 6357 1113 480 11 10             37547 2.2 -3061 -3069 358 462 38367
Louisiana 4312 496 -124 11 25             36071 2.0 -60 2521 134 308 36513
Maine 2286 182 10 4 3             13599 2.4 1422 596 47 50 13696
Maryland 6011 299 778 24 19             48194 2.1 367 3508 459 286 48939
Massachusetts 12391 -1396 -271 24 27             105222 3.3 -2541 -11520 1102 385 106710
Michigan 28118 4582 5801 47 47             134570 3.1 -7752 -21662 415 506 135493
Minnesota 9393 -2829 520 13 14             60488 2.4 2352 -8564 134 165 60791
Mississippi 3742 -2855 -315 21 11             26981 2.5 -3051 -2105 219 165 27368
Missouri 9841 -2072 951 37 29             68739 2.7 4190 5334 698 268 69712
Montana 1517 -472 -6 60 11             11768 3.2 667 -412 335 71 12189
Nebraska 1733 -582 -594 1 2             13762 1.6 -306 1785 44 35 13841
Nevada 3810 -473 -1317 11 4             30964 3.0 -473 -10703 152 134 31273
New Hampshire 1205 -270 80 3 3             9865 1.6 -504 -5 35 16 9920
New Jersey 13851 1847 1223 21 32             123190 3.2 -1954 -6144 303 386 123879
New Mexico 1297 -299 -293 8 1             14393 2.1 -6919 714 240 95 14728
New York 25388 -8424 500 23 62             242126 2.9 -2015 -24869 1034 871 244036
North Carolina 40784 14079 22864 36 48             130144 3.5 16725 20595 347 796 131287
North Dakota 902 -299 -84 3 2             4928 1.6 355 -227 47 39 5015
Ohio 18756 -4136 184 23 45             121000 2.3 494 -7699 500 500 122000
Oklahoma 3642 108 711 10 13             26807 1.9 380 3581 91 186 27084
Oregon 10649 -593 -105 82 26             68219 4.4 -4405 -8028 497 373 73484
Pennsylvania 32457 -8823 6967 117 127             224040 4.1 14688 17226 1670 1227 226937
Puerto Rico 3160 339 -42 5 5             56009 5.7 784 3579 142 326 56477
Rhode Island 2180 -255 250 4 4             13958 3.0 634 79 39 77 14074
South Carolina 8800 -5928 1354 16 14             50296 2.9 -6133 -5217 125 302 50723
South Dakota 691 -156 52 10 2             3617 1.0 184 -546 72 15 3705
Tennessee 8627 -3211 51 21 23             58071 2.3 -1812 -6863 501 341 58918
Texas 21263 3173 -1273 40 70             193141 2.1 -25303 -11722 1216 2082 196459
Utah 2284 -324 -477 118 9             19163 1.9 14 -3121 733 110 20006
Vermont 1063 -222 47 2 3             8918 3.1 -955 1636 27 35 8980
Virgin Islands 187 69 147 0 0             1224 2.8 -274 260 0 2 1226
Virginia 10535 -2241 811 33 56             51583 1.6 -6047 6116 539 790 52915
Washington 12810 -4125 -2468 87 81             112603 4.3 -3635 -10318 849 970 122144
West Virginia 3384 28 1324 1 16             20513 3.1 -1522 5622 55 170 20738
Wisconsin 13648 -5351 -825 14 20             88620 3.3 -14054 214 226 213 89059
Wyoming 753 -103 198 4 4             5056 2.2 450 1026 56 47 5159
Totals 486122 -61308 45216 1486 1410             3538384 2.8 -86863 -127375 20931 19913 3595169

Figures Appearing In Cols. Showing Over- The-Week Changes Reflect All Revisions In Data For Prior Week Submitted By State Agencies

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1THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYES (UCFE) AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT FO REX-SERVICEMEMBERS (UCX) EXCLUDE CLAIMS FILED JOINTLY UNDER OTHER PROGRAMS TO AVOID DUPLICATION

2RATE IS NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED. THE SOURCE OF US TOTAL COVERED EMPLOYMENT IS BLS.