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Media Contact: (202) 693-4676 June 23, 2011
   

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 429,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 420,000. The 4-week moving average was 426,250, unchanged from the previous week's revised average of 426,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent for the week ending June 11, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 2.9 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 11 was 3,697,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,698,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,709,500, a decrease of 5,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,714,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 394,925 in the week ending June 18, a decrease of 5,683 from the previous week. There were 427,080 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.8 percent during the week ending June 11, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,475,301, a decrease of 12,192 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.4 percent and the volume was 4,306,402.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 4 was 7,538,448, an increase of 137,220 from the previous week.

 

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Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia, during the week ending June 4.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,183 in the week ending June 11, an increase of 405 from the prior week. There were 2,715 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 293 from the preceding week.

There were 23,042 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 4, an increase of 1,478 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,592, an increase of 33 from the prior week.

States reported 3,299,235 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 4, an increase of 5,728 from the prior week. There were 4,727,008 claimants in the comparable week in 2010. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 4 were in Alaska (4.6 percent), Puerto Rico (4.4), Oregon (4.1), Pennsylvania (3.9), California (3.7), Nevada (3.6), Connecticut (3.5), New Jersey (3.5), Arkansas (3.2), Idaho (3.2), Illinois (3.2), Mississippi (3.2), New Mexico (3.2), Washington (3.2), and Wisconsin (3.2).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 11 were in Pennsylvania (+6,019), California (+3,884), Texas (+3,333), Georgia (+3,235), Ohio (+2,984), while the largest decreases were in Louisiana (-899), Tennessee (-851), New Mexico (-631), Kentucky
(-605), and Puerto Rico (-579).

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

WEEK ENDING Advance June 18 June 11 Change June 4 Prior Year1

Initial Claims (SA) 429,000 420,000 +9,000 430,000 463,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 394,925 400,608 -5,683 366,816 427,080
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 426,250 426,250 0 424,750 466,250
WEEK ENDING Advance June 11 June 4 Change May 28 Prior Year1

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 3,697,000 3,698,000 -1,000 3,696,000 4,576,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 3,475,301 3,487,493 -12,192 3,426,345 4,306,402
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 3,709,500 3,714,750 -5,250 3,724,250 4,592,250

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 2.9 2.9 0.0 2.9 3.6
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
2.8 2.8 0.0 2.7 3.4

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 11
June 4
Change
Prior Year1
Federal Employees 2,183 1,778 405 2,174
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,715 2,422 293 2,533

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 4
May 28
Change
Prior Year1
Regular State 3,475,447 3,416,331 59,116 4,302,075
Federal Employees (UCFE) 23,042 21,564 1,478 17,896
Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX) 35,592 35,559 33 37,072
EUC 20083 3,299,235 3,293,507 5,728 4,727,008
Extended Benefits4 653,687 591,124 62,563 578,718
State Additional Benefits 5 5,988 5,894 94 5,382
STC / Workshare 6 45,457 37,249 8,208 68,371
TOTAL 7,538,448 7,401,228 137,220 9,736,522

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 125,572,661 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 - Information on the EB program can be found here: https://oui.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 can be found starting on page 4-5 of this link: https://oui.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: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf

 

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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/11/2011 


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
NC +1,190 Layoffs in the textile, furniture, rubber, and plastic industries.
NY +1,224 Layoffs in the health care and social assistance, construction, and retail industries.
SC +1,274 Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
VA +1,418 Layoffs in the health care and social assistance, and manufacturing industry.
FL +1,533 Layoffs in the agriculture, trade, service and retail industries.
MA +1,893 No comment.
IL +2,317 Layoffs in the construction, transportation, warehousing, and service industries.
MI +2,700 Layoffs in most industries.
OH +2,984 Layoffs in the automobile and transportation industries.
GA +3,235 Layoffs in the health care and social assistance, manufacturing, trade, service, and construction industries.
TX +3,333 Shorter work week, as well as layoffs in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries.
CA +3,884 Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.
PA +6,019 Layoffs in the service and transportation industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

 


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