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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||July 26, 2012|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending July 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 353,000, a decrease of 35,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 388,000. The 4-week moving average was 367,250, a decrease of 8,750 from the previous week's revised average of 376,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending July 14, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 14 was 3,287,000, a decrease of 30,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,317,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,309,000, a decrease of 3,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,312,750.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 337,059 in the week ending July 21, a decrease of 118,201 from the previous week. There were 369,207 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent during the week ending July 14, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,333,287, a decrease of 26,780 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.0 percent and the volume was 3,752,532.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 7 was 6,034,225, an increase of 280,405 from the previous week.
Extended benefits were available in the Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, during the week ending July 7.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,658 in the week ending July 14, a decrease of 52 from the prior week. There were 2,776 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 497 from the preceding week.
There were 16,975 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 7, an increase of 509 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 39,046, an increase of 1,527 from the prior week.
States reported 2,556,456 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 7, an increase of 32,093 from the prior week. There were 3,172,428 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 July 7 were in the Virgin Islands (4.7), Puerto Rico (4.1), New Jersey (3.9), Pennsylvania (3.9), Connecticut (3.7), Alaska (3.7), Rhode Island (3.5), California (3.4), Wisconsin (3.4), and Oregon (3.4).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 14 were in California (+26,244), North Carolina (+11,948), Georgia (+8,372), Alabama (+4,148), and Oregon (+3,019), while the largest decreases were in New York (-10,794), Michigan (-7,453), Kentucky (-4,904), Pennsylvania (-4,186), and Ohio (-3,120).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 21||July 14||Change||July 7||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||353,000||388,000||-35,000||352,000||402,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||337,059||455,260||-118,201||442,192||369,207|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||367,250||376,000||-8,750||377,000||413,000|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 14||July 7||Change||June 30||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,287,000||3,317,000||-30,000||3,314,000||3,715,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,333,287||3,360,067||-26,780||3,112,199||3,752,532|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,309,000||3,312,750||-3,750||3,311,000||3,724,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.6%||2.6%||0.0||2.6%||3.0%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,776||2,279||+497||2,639|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||16,975||16,466||+509||24,961|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||39,046||37,519||+1,527||38,300|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,791||4,773||+18||4,805|
|STC / Workshare 6||27,777||24,013||+3,764||45,699|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/14/2012
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||-10,794||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, utility, and educational service industries.|
|MI||-7,453||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|PA||-4,186||Fewer layoffs in the professional, scientific, and technology, fabricated metal products manufacturing, and construction industries.|
Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
|IN||-2,198||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|IL||-2,056||Fewer layoffs in the construction, manufacturing and administrative support service industries.|
|NJ||-1,425||Fewer layoffs in the health care & social assistance, education, accommodation & food service, and manufacturing and transportation services.|
|MA||-1,210||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||+26,244||Layoffs in the service industry.|
|NC||+11,948||Layoffs in the transportation equipment, textile mill products, furniture & fixtures, and heavy construction industries.|
|GA||+8,372||Layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative & support services, trade, construction, and accommodation & food services industries.|
Layoffs in the transportation equipment manufacturing, construction, and fabricated metal manufacturing industries.
|SC||+2,796||Layoffs in the fabricated metal products manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and transportation equipment manufacturing industries.|
|TN||+1,770||Layoffs in the administrative & support services, plastic & rubber products manufacturing, and transportation equipment manufacturing industries.|
|VA||+1,237||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
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