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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending May 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 367,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 368,000. The 4-week moving average was 379,000, a decrease of 5,250 from the previous week's revised average of 384,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent for the week ending April 28, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 2.6 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 28 was 3,229,000, a decrease of 61,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,290,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,290,000, a decrease of 10,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,300,500.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 338,418 in the week ending May 5, an increase of 4,942 from the previous week. There were 397,737 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent during the
week ending April 28, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 2.6. The
advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 3,193,787, a decrease of 99,210 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 3.0 percent and the volume was 3,723,271.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending April 21 was 6,423,383, a decrease of 174,529 from the previous week.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia during the week ending April 21.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,204 in the week ending April 28, a decrease of 5 from the prior week. There were 2,226 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 199 from the preceding week.
There were 19,509 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending April 21, a decrease of 472 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 39,682, a decrease of 957 from the prior week.
States reported 2,688,157 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending April 21, a decrease of 36,275 from the prior week. There were 3,415,581 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 April 21 were in Alaska (5.2), Oregon (3.8), Puerto Rico (3.8), California (3.7), Pennsylvania (3.7), Connecticut (3.6), New Jersey (3.6), Rhode Island (3.6), Massachusetts (3.3), and Wisconsin (3.3).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending April 28 were in Indiana (+2,294), Florida (+1,767), Illinois (+1,512), Pennsylvania (+1,121), and New Hampshire (+836), while the largest decreases were in New York (-21,258), Califorina (-6,790), Massachusetts (-2,530), Georgia (-2,110), and Connecticut (-1,708).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance May 5||April 28||Change||April 21||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||367,000||368,000||-1,000||392,000||430,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||338,418||333,476||+4,942||370,632||397,737|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||379,000||384,250||-5,250||382,750||433,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance April 28||April 21||Change||April 14||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,229,000||3,290,000||-61,000||3,329,000||3,795,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,193,787||3,292,997||-99,210||3,425,328||3,723,271|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,290,000||3,300,500||-10,500||3,315,250||3,749,750|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.5%||2.6%||-0.1||2.6%||3.0%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,226||2,425||-199||2,280|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||19,509||19,981||-472||29,466|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||39,682||40,639||-957||36,756|
|State Additional Benefits 5||5,745||5,278||+467||26,445|
|STC / Workshare 6||36,039||36,277||-238||48,026|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 04/28/2012
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||-21,258||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, educational service, and food service industries.|
|CA||-6,790||Fewer layoffs in the service industries.|
|GA||-2,110||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, healthcare and social assistance, and trade.|
|CT||-1,708||Fewer layoffs in the educational service industries.|
|NC||-1,570||Fewer layoffs in the food and kindred products, nonclassifiable establishments, textile, electronic, and leather industries.|
|NJ||-1,201||Fewer layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food service, information, manufacturing, and healthcare and social assistance industries.|
|MI||-1,139||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|IN||+2,294||Layoffs in the transportation and manufacturing industries.|
|FL||+1,767||Layoffs in the agriculture, construction, trade, retail, serivce, and manufacturing industry.|
|IL||+1,512||Layoffs in the manufacturing, construction, and administrative support industries.|
|PA||+1,121||Layoffs in the construction, entertainment, lodging, food service, retail, professional, scientific, and technology industries.|
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