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|Media Contact :||August 27, 2009|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Aug. 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 570,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 580,000. The 4-week moving average was 566,250, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average of 571,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent for the week ending Aug. 15, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 4.7 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Aug. 15 was 6,133,000, a decrease of 119,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,252,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,241,750, a decrease of 27,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,268,750.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.583 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 453,936 in the week ending Aug. 22, a decrease of 4,049 from the previous week. There were 345,127 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.3 percent during the
week ending Aug. 15, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number
for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 5,673,467, a decrease
of 135,105 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent
and the volume was 3,175,006.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, 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 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 Aug. 8.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,377 in the week ending Aug. 15, a decrease of 262 from the prior week. There were 2,054 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 198 from the preceding week.
There were 19,783 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Aug. 8, a decrease of 794 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 30,541, an increase of 216 from the prior week.
States reported 2,916,148 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Aug. 8, an increase of 38,392 from the prior week. There were 1,081,755 claimants in the comparable week in 2008. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Aug. 8 were in Puerto Rico (7.3 percent), Oregon (6.1), Pennsylvania (6.0), Michigan (5.9), Nevada (5.8), Wisconsin (5.5), California (5.4), Connecticut (5.4), New Jersey (5.2), North Carolina (5.0), and South Carolina (5.0).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Aug. 15 were in Michigan (+4,068), Pennsylvania (+1,193), Florida (+1,148), Puerto Rico (+735), and Missouri (+649), while the largest decreases were in California (-6,286), Tennessee (-2,999), Texas (-2,557), Wisconsin (-2,075), and Ohio (-1,918).
|WEEK ENDING||Aug. 22||Aug. 15||Change||Aug. 8||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||570,000||580,000||-10,000||561,000||433,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||453,936||457,985||-4,049||482,590||345,127|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||566,250||571,000||-4,750||565,750||440,250|
|WEEK ENDING||Aug. 15||Aug. 8||Change||Aug. 1||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||6,133,000||6,252,000||-119,000||6,239,000||3,451,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||5,673,467||5,808,572||-135,105||5,896,062||3,175,006|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||6,241,750||6,268,750||-27,000||6,268,500||3,399,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||4.6%||4.7%||-0.1||4.7%||2.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,054||2,252||-198||1,702|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||30,541||30,325||+216||21,363|
|Railroad Retirement Board||10,000||10,000||0||3,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 08/15/2009
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-6,286||Fewer layoffs in the service industry.|
|TN||-2,999||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, transportation equipment, fabricated metals, and industrial machinery industries.|
|TX||-2,557||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, information, and manufacturing industries.|
|WI||-2,075||Fewer layoffs in the trade and manufacturing industries.|
|OH||-1,918||Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.|
|NC||-1,734||Fewer layoffs in the construction, transportation equipment, textile, and rubber/plastics industries.|
|GA||-1,571||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|SC||-1,307||Fewer layoffs in the industrial machinery and transportation equipment industries.|
|KY||-1,228||Fewer layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.|
|MA||-1,214||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|IL||-1,196||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|NY||-1,015||Fewer layoffs in the service, finance, insurance, and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|FL||+1,148||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|PA||+1,193||Layoffs in the furniture, primary metals, trade, and service industries.|
|MI||+4,068||Layoffs in the automobile industry.|
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