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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 387,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 389,000. The 4-week moving average was 386,250, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of 382,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 9 was 3,299,000, unchanged from the preceding week's revised level. The 4-week moving average was 3,293,750, an increase of 5,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,288,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 359,578 in the week ending June 16, a decrease of 17,032 from the previous week. There were 394,286 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the week ending June 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,091,004, a decrease of 212 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,491,533.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 2 was 5,826,164, a decrease of 1,164 from the previous week.

 

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Extended benefits were available in the District of Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia during the week ending June 2.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,541 in the week ending June 9, an increase of 191 from the prior week. There were 2,799 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 592 from the preceding week.

There were 16,398 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 2, an increase of 638 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,135, a decrease of 54 from the prior week.

States reported 2,533,749 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 2, a decrease of 17,764 from the prior week. There were 3,299,235 claimants in the comparable week in 2011. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 2 were in Alaska (4.4), Puerto Rico (3.7), Pennsylvania (3.5), California (3.3), New Jersey (3.3), Connecticut (3.2), Oregon (3.2), Illinois (3.1), Nevada (3.0), and Virgin Islands (3.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 9 were in California (+12,987), Pennsylvania (+7,036), Texas (+4,028), Georgia (3,686), and North Carolina (+3,148), while the largest decreases were in Missouri (-438), Alaska (-126), Puerto Rico (-99), Nevada (-99), and Minnesota
(-66).

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

WEEK ENDING Advance June 16 June 9 Change June 2 Prior Year1

Initial Claims (SA) 387,000 389,000 -2,000 380,000 424,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 359,578 376,610 -17,032 324,385 394,286
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 386,250 382,750 +3,500 378,500 422,750
WEEK ENDING Advance June 9 June 2 Change May 26 Prior Year1

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 3,299,000 3,299,000 0 3,318,000 3,726,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 3,091,004 3,091,216 -212 3,062,676 3,491,533
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 3,293,750 3,288,500 +5,250 3,285,750 3,726,750

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 2.6% 2.6% 0.0 2.6% 3.0%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
2.4% 2.4% 0.0 2.4% 2.8%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 9
June 2
Change
Prior Year1
Federal Employees 1,541 1,350 +191 2,183
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,799 2,207 +592 2,718

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 2
May 26
Change
Prior Year1
Regular State 3,082,965 3,056,496 +26,469 3,479,313
Federal Employees (UCFE) 16,398 15,760 +638 23,042
Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX) 38,135 38,189 -54 35,592
EUC 20083 2,533,749 2,551,513 -17,764 3,299,235
Extended Benefits4 110,864 135,502 -24,638 653,687
State Additional Benefits 5 5,425 5,416 +9 5,989
STC / Workshare 6 30,831 24,452 +6,379 45,457
TOTAL 5,826,164 5,827,328 -1,164 7,542,315

FOOTNOTES
SA - Seasonally Adjusted Data, NSA - Not Seasonally Adjusted Data
1 - Prior year is comparable to most recent data.
2 - Most recent week used covered employment of 127,048,587 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 - Information on the EB program can be found here: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/extenben.asp
5 - Some states maintain additional benefit programs for those claimants who exhaust regular, extended and emergency benefits. Information on states that participate,
        and the extent of benefits paid, can be found starting on page 4-5 of this link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
6 - Information on STC/Worksharing can be found starting on page 4-9 of the following link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf

 

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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/9/2012


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
None    

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
CA +12,987 Layoffs in the service industry.
PA +7,036 Layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, lodging, food services, educational service, and healthcare and social service industries.
TX +4,028 No comment.
GA +3,686 Layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, administrative service, trade, and construction industries.
NC +3,148 Layoffs in the nonclassifiable establishments, construction, furniture and fixture, textile, and business industries.
FL +1,933 Layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade, retail, and service industries.
SC +1,845 Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
MI +1,838 Modest increase in layoff across most industries.
IL +1,835 Layoffs in the construction, transportation and warehousing, and administrative service industries.
OH +1,596 No comment.
NY +1,561 Layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, and retail industries.
WI +1,272 No comment.
MD +1,030 No comment.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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