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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 374,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 388,000. The 4-week moving average was 385,750, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 387,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 23, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 23 was 3,306,000, an increase of 4,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,302,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,304,250, a decrease of 3,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,307,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 367,331 in the week ending June 30, a decrease of 3,129 from the previous week. There were 425,640 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent during the week ending June 23, unchanged from the prior week's revised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,134,347, an increase of 20,443 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,555,831.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 16 was 5,869,607, a decrease of 20,439 from the previous week.

 

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Extended benefits were available in the Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, during the week ending June 16.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,410 in the week ending June 23, an increase of 56 from the prior week. There were 2,686 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 222 from the preceding week.

There were 16,463 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 16, an increase of 368 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,587, an increase of 321 from the prior week.

States reported 2,628,712 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 16, a decrease of 16,805 from the prior week. There were 3,256,523 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 16 were in Virgin Islands (4.3), Alaska (4.1), Puerto Rico (4.0), Pennsylvania (3.7), California (3.3), New Jersey (3.3), Connecticut (3.2), Illinois (3.1), Oregon (3.1), Nevada (2.9), Rhode Island (2.9), and Wisconsin (2.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 23 were in California (+8,239), New Jersey (+4,894), Massachusetts (+3,873), Michigan (+3,692), and Connecticut (+2,598), while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-7,865), Maryland (-2,265), Ohio (-1,588), Wisconsin (-1,544), and Georgia (-1,398).

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

WEEK ENDING Advance June 30 June 23 Change June 16 Prior Year1

Initial Claims (SA) 374,000 388,000 -14,000 392,000 422,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 367,331 370,460 -3,129 364,548 425,640
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 385,750 387,250 -1,500 387,500 422,250
WEEK ENDING Advance June 23 June 16 Change June 9 Prior Year1

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 3,306,000 3,302,000 +4,000 3,310,000 3,719,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 3,134,347 3,113,904 +20,443 3,101,927 3,555,831
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 3,304,250 3,307,250 -3,000 3,296,500 3,720,750

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 2.6% 2.6% 0.0 2.6% 3.0%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
2.5% 2.5% 0.0 2.4% 2.8%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 23
June 16
Change
Prior Year1
Federal Employees 1,410 1,354 +56 2,335
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,686 2,464 +222 2,766

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 16
June 9
Change
Prior Year1
Regular State 3,107,393 3,094,229 +13,164 3,498,922
Federal Employees (UCFE) 16,463 16,095 +368 23,936
Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX) 38,587 38,266 +321 36,616
EUC 20083 2,628,712 2,645,517 -16,805 3,256,523
Extended Benefits4 47,425 59,538 -12,113 587,520
State Additional Benefits 5 5,326 5,507 -181 5,627
STC / Workshare 6 25,701 30,894 -5,193 47,960
TOTAL 5,869,607 5,890,046 -20,439 7,457,104

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 06/23/2012


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
PA -7,865 Fewer layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, lodging and food services, healthcare and social service, and scientific and technology industries.
MD -2,265 No comment.
OH -1,588 No comment.
WI -1,544 No comment.
GA -1,398 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, administrative support services, and accommodation and food service industries.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
CA +8,239 Layoffs in the service industry.
NJ +4,894 Layoffs in the educational service, transportation and warehousing, and accommodation and food service industries.
MA +3,873 Layoffs in the educational service, transportation, food service, and administrative support services industries.
MI +3,692 No comment.
CT +2,598 Layoffs in the food service and transportation industries.
NY +2,094 Layoffs in the food service, healthcare and social assistance, and educational service industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current


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