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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Feb. 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 473,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 442,000. The 4-week moving average was 467,500, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 469,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Feb. 6, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.5 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Feb. 6 was 4,563,000, unchanged from the preceding week's revised level of 4,563,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,585,750, a decrease of 24,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,609,750.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.240 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 476,730 in the week ending Feb. 13, a decrease of 30,850 from the previous week. There were 619,951 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.3 percent during the
week ending Feb. 6, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 5,539,706, a decrease of 150,689 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.5 percent and the volume was 5,972,146.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, 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 Jan. 30.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,431 in the week ending Feb. 6, a decrease of 138 from the prior week. There were 2,283 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 41 from the preceding week.
There were 26,387 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Jan. 30, an increase of 511 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,385, a decrease of 1,030 from the prior week.
States reported 5,797,875 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Jan. 30, an increase of 304,748 from the prior week. There were 1,903,779 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Jan. 30 were in Alaska (7.2 percent), Puerto Rico (6.9), Idaho (6.5), Oregon (6.5), Pennsylvania (6.4), Wisconsin (6.4), Montana (6.3), Nevada (5.9), Michigan (5.6), Rhode Island (5.5), and Washington (5.5).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Feb. 6 were in Iowa (+2,014), Michigan (+1,724), Arkansas (+1,334), and Oklahoma (+1,246), while the largest decreases were in California
(-13,535), Pennsylvania (-9,491), Florida (-3,587), Illinois (-1,815), and Wisconsin (-1,412).
|WEEK ENDING||Feb. 13||Feb. 6||Change||Jan. 30||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||473,000||442,000||+31,000||483,000||631,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||476,730||507,580||-30,850||533,320||619,951|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||467,500||469,000||-1,500||469,500||615,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Feb. 6||Jan. 30||Change||Jan. 23||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,563,000||4,563,000||0||4,617,000||4,948,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||5,539,706||5,690,395||-150,689||5,683,683||5,972,146|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,585,750||4,609,750||-24,000||4,621,250||4,781,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.5%||3.5%||0.0||3.5%||3.7%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,283||2,242||+41||2,016|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||36,385||37,415||-1,030||27,963|
|Railroad Retirement Board||12,000||12,000||0||8,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 02/06/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-13,535||Fewer layoffs in the construction industry.|
|PA||-9,491||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries.|
|FL||-3,587||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|IL||-1,815||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|WI||-1,412||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, public administration, and manufacturing industries.|
|NC||-1,408||Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and apparel industries.|
|TN||-1,114||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|MI||+1,724||Layoffs in the automobile industry.|
|IA||+2,014||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
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