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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||September 22, 2011|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending September 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 423,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 432,000. The 4-week moving average was 421,000, an increase of 500 from the previous week's revised average of 420,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.0 percent for the week ending September 10, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 10 was 3,727,000, a decrease of 28,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,755,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,742,000, a decrease of 6,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,748,500.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 350,176 in the week ending September 17, an increase of 21,308 from the previous week. There were 382,341 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent during the
week ending September 10, unchanged from the prior week. The
advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 3,286,967, a decrease of 6,138 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 3.1 percent and the volume was 3,930,908.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending September 3 was 6,889,058, a decrease of 256,256 from the previous week.
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, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending September 3.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,561 in the week ending September 10, a decrease of 338 from the prior week. There were 2,492 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 259 from the preceding week.
There were 23,522 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending September 3, a decrease of 1,600 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,366, a decrease of 924 from the prior week.
States reported 2,996,662 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending September 3, a decrease of 70,009 from the prior week. There were 4,219,465 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 September 3 were in Puerto Rico (5.0), New Jersey (3.9), Pennsylvania (3.8), Alaska (3.6), Connecticut (3.5), Oregon (3.5), California (3.4), Nevada (3.4), Rhode Island (3.4), and New York (3.1).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending September 10 were in Pennsylvania (+3,662), Puerto Rico (+2,007), North Carolina (+1,699), Oregon (+847), and Virginia (+667) while the largest decreases were in Texas (-3,776), California (-3,321), Kansas (-2,733), Illinois (-2,358), and Missouri
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Sept. 17||Sept. 10||Change||Sept. 3||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||423,000||432,000||-9,000||417,000||463,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||350,176||328,868||+21,308||348,582||382,341|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||421,000||420,500||+500||415,500||459,000|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Sept. 10||Sept. 3||Change||August 27||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,727,000||3,755,000||-28,000||3,739,000||4,482,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,286,967||3,293,105||-6,138||3,436,188||3,930,908|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,742,000||3,748,500||-6,500||3,740,000||4,486,750|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.0||3.0||0.0||3.0||3.5|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,492||2,751||-259||4,011|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||23,522||25,122||-1,600||26,904|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||37,366||38,290||-924||42,633|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,160||4,156||+4||3,580|
|STC / Workshare 6||36,267||45,418||-9,151||58,795|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 09/10/2011
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|TX||-3,776||Fewer layoffs due to holiday.|
|CA||-3,321||Fewer layoffs in the service industry.|
|MO||-1,419||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, service, and construction industries.|
|FL||-1,307||Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade, retail, and service industries.|
|NY||-1,168||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, real estate, and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NC||+1,699||Layoffs in the textile, construction, leather, and lumber industries.|
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