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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

Special Factor: Minnesota has indicated that approximately 11,500 of their reported initial claims are a result of state employees filing due to the state government shutdown.

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 405,000, a decrease of 22,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 427,000. The 4-week moving average was 423,250, a decrease of 3,750 from the previous week's revised average of 427,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.0 percent for the week ending July 2, unchanged from the prior week's revised rate of 3.0 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 2 was 3,727,000, an increase of 15,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,712,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,719,250, a increase of 6,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,713,000.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 470,671 in the week ending July 9, an increase of 45,031 from the previous week. There were 515,991 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.8 percent during the week ending July 2, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,514,148, a decrease of 41,683 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.5 percent and the volume was 4,384,591.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 25 was 7,484,894, an increase of 25,333 from the previous week.

 

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Extended benefits were available in Alabama, 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 25.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,035 in the week ending July 2, a decrease of 300 from the prior week. There were 2,700 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 66 from the preceding week.

There were 23,508 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 25, a decrease of 428 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,179, an increase of 563 from the prior week.

States reported 3,234,115 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 25, a decrease of 22,408 from the prior week. There were 3,907,004 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 25 were in Puerto Rico (5.2), Alaska (4.1), Pennsylvania (4.1), Oregon (3.9), California (3.8), Connecticut (3.6), Nevada (3.6), New Jersey (3.6), Arizona (3.4), Illinois (3.3), and Wisconsin (3.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 2 were in New York (+6,220), Minnesota (3,319), Kentucky (2,997), Massachusetts (+2,232), and California (+1,941) while the largest decreases were in Florida (-5,889), Maryland (-1,272), Oregon (-890),Wisconsin (-832) and Vermont (-596).

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

WEEK ENDING Advance July 9 July 2 Change June 25 Prior Year1

Initial Claims (SA) 405,000 427,000 -22,000 432,000 440,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 470,671 425,640 +45,031 406,633 515,991
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 423,250 427,000 -3,750 427,750 458,750
WEEK ENDING Advance July 2 June 25 Change June 18 Prior Year1

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 3,727,000 3,712,000 +15,000 3,724,000 4,635,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 3,514,148 3,555,831 -41,683 3,511,416 4,384,591
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 3,719,250 3,713,000 +6,250 3,709,000 4,568,000

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 3.7
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
2.8 2.8 0.0 2.8 3.5

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
July 2
June 25
Change
Prior Year1
Federal Employees 2,035 2,335 -300 2,566
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,700 2,766 -66 2,738

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 25
June 18
Change
Prior Year1
Regular State 3,542,791 3,498,922 43,869 4,294,459
Federal Employees (UCFE) 23,508 23,936 -428 18,807
Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX) 37,179 36,616 563 37,675
EUC 20083 3,234,115 3,256,523 -22,408 3,907,004
Extended Benefits4 596,711 589,981 6,730 426,221
State Additional Benefits 5 5,396 5,623 -227 5,808
STC / Workshare 6 45,194 47,960 -2,766 61,546
TOTAL 7,484,894 7,459,561 25,333 8,751,520

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 125,807,389 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 07/2/2011 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
FL -5,889 Fewer layoffs in the constructuion, manufacturing, trade, and retail industries.
MD -1,272 No comment.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
NY +6,220 Layoffs in the edcational service, transportation, and manufacturing industries.
MN +3,319 Layoffs attributed to state goverment shutdown.
KY +2,997 No comment.
MA +2,232 Layoffs in the service and transportation industries.
CA +1,941 No comment.
IN +1,822 Layoffs in thetransportation indstry.
NC +1,232 Layoff in the service and textile industries.
CT +1,222 Layoffs in the education service industires, also due to holiday furloughs..

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

 


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