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|Media Contact :||January 7, 2010|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Jan. 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 434,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 433,000. The 4-week moving average was 450,250, a decrease of 10,250 from the previous week's revised average of 460,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending Dec. 26, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.8 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Dec. 26 was 4,802,000, a decrease of 179,000 from the preceding week's unrevised level of 4,981,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,005,750, a decrease of 95,250 from the preceding week's unrevised average of 5,101,000.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.565 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 645,571 in the week ending Jan. 2, an increase of 88,000 from the previous week. There were 731,958 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.2 percent during the
week ending Dec. 26, an increase of 0.3 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 5,479,110, an increase of 388,729 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.0 percent and the volume was 5,317,388.
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 Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending Dec. 19.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,651 in the week ending Dec. 26, a decrease of 105 from the prior week. There were 1,381 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 893 from the preceding week.
There were 25,771 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Dec. 19, a decrease of 651 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,397, a decrease of 3,129 from the prior week.
States reported 5,143,410 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Dec. 19, an increase of 235,626 from the prior week. There were 1,922,488 claimants in the comparable week in 2008. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Dec. 19 were in Alaska (6.7 percent), Oregon (5.9), Puerto Rico (5.8), Nevada (5.6), Idaho (5.5), Pennsylvania (5.2), Wisconsin (5.2), Montana (5.1), Washington (5.1), and Michigan (5.0).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Dec. 26 were in Pennsylvania (+9,653), Kentucky (+6,069), Indiana (+5,537), Kansas (+5,166), and Ohio (+4,361), while the largest decreases were in California (-23,160), Texas (-7,956), Georgia (-4,661), Florida (-3,736), and North Carolina
|WEEK ENDING||Jan. 2||Dec. 26||Change||Dec. 19||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||434,000||433,000||+1,000||454,000||488,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||645,571||557,571||+88,000||565,243||731,958|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||450,250||460,500||-10,250||465,750||528,000|
|WEEK ENDING||Dec. 26||Dec. 19||Change||Dec. 12||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,802,000||4,981,000||-179,000||5,038,000||4,529,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||5,479,110||5,090,381||+388,729||5,345,467||5,317,388|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||5,005,750||5,101,000||-95,250||5,223,250||4,421,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.6%||3.8%||-0.2||3.8%||3.4%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,381||2,274||-893||1,115|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||34,397||37,526||-3,129||24,112|
|Railroad Retirement Board||11,000||11,000||0||5,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 12/26/2009
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-23,160||Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the construction and service industries.|
|TX||-7,956||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|GA||-4,661||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|FL||-3,736||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries, and agriculture.|
|NC||-2,993||Fewer layoffs in the construction and service industries.|
|NY||-2,043||Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and real estate industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|TN||+1,461||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|MO||+2,342||Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing industries.|
|NJ||+2,540||Layoffs in the construction, service, transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing industries.|
|IL||+2,571||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|WI||+2,749||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, transportation, and warehousing industries.|
|IN||+5,537||Layoffs in the automobile, transportation, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|KY||+6,069||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|PA||+9,653||Layoffs in the construction, service, food, and transportation industries.|
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