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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||June 14, 2012|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending June 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 380,000. The 4-week moving average was 382,000, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of 378,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 2, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 2 was 3,278,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,311,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,281,500, a decrease of 2,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,284,000.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 373,540 in the week ending June 9, an increase of 49,155 from the previous week. There were 400,608 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the
week ending June 2, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The
advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 3,071,217, an increase of 15,080 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,491,359.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending May 26 was 5,824,739, a decrease of 145,990 from the previous week.
Extended benefits were available in the District of Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia during the week ending May 26.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,350 in the week ending June 2, a decrease of 109 from the prior week. There were 2,207 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 97 from the preceding week.
There were 15,753 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 26, a decrease of 435 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,146, a decrease of 346 from the prior week.
States reported 2,555,513 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 26, a decrease of 17,045 from the prior week. There were 3,293,507 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 May 26 were in Alaska (4.6), Puerto Rico (3.7), Pennsylvania (3.5), Illinois (3.4), California (3.3), New Jersey (3.3), Oregon (3.2), Nevada (2.9), Rhode Island (2.9), Massachusetts (2.8), and New York (2.8).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 2 were in Oregon (+975), Virginia (+838), New Mexico (+531), Wisconsin (+213), and Nevada (+189), while the largest decreases were in California (-4,168), North Carolina (-2,683), Texas (-1,854), Massachusetts (-1,373), and Georgia
|WEEK ENDING||Advance June 9||June 2||Change||May 26||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||386,000||380,000||+6,000||389,000||418,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||373,540||324,385||+49,155||346,260||400,608|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||382,000||378,500||+3,500||376,000||422,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance June 2||May 26||Change||May 19||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,278,000||3,311,000||-33,000||3,259,000||3,714,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,071,217||3,056,137||+15,080||3,060,348||3,491,359|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,281,500||3,284,000||-2,500||3,268,000||3,729,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.6%||2.6%||0.0||2.6%||3.0%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,207||2,304||-97||2,422|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||15,753||16,188||-435||21,564|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||38,146||38,492||-346||35,559|
|State Additional Benefits 5||5,416||5,771||-355||5,913|
|STC / Workshare 6||24,452||32,228||-7,776||37,249|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/2/2012
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-4,168||Fewer layoffs in the service and retail industries.|
|NC||-2,683||Fewer layoffs in non-classified establishments, as well as the construction and food service industries.|
|MA||-1,373||Fewer layoffs in the accommodation and food service industries.|
|GA||-1,367||Fewer layoffs in the healthcare and social assistance, retail, construction, and administrative and support industries.|
|MO||-1,252||Fewer layoffs in the accommodation and food service, and healthcare industries.|
|SC||-1,089||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|FL||-1,007||Fewer layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, trade, retail and service industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
UI Claims Series 1967 to current
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