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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 429,000, a decrease of 29,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 458,000. The 4-week moving average was 455,250, a decrease of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average of 467,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the week ending July 3, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 3.5 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 3 was 4,681,000, an increase of 247,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,434,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,581,250, an increase of 22,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,559,250.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.056 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 513,347 in the week ending July 10, an increase of 44,855 from the previous week. There were 671,242 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent during the week ending July 3, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,367,712, an increase of 53,180 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,173,940.

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Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington during the week ending June 26.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,557 in the week ending July 3, an increase of 197 from the prior week. There were 2,697 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 8 from the preceding week.

There were 18,767 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 26, a decrease of 197 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,633, a decrease of 282 from the prior week.

States reported 3,911,389 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 26, a decrease of 236,162 from the prior week. There were 2,596,859 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 26 were in Puerto Rico (6.3 percent), Oregon (5.0), Alaska (4.8), Pennsylvania (4.7), Nevada (4.4), California (4.3), Connecticut (4.2), Wisconsin (4.1), Rhode Island (4.0), Mississippi (3.9), New Jersey (3.9), and South Carolina (3.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 3 were in New York (+8,066), New Jersey (+6,167), Michigan (+5,323), Illinois (+3,034), and Ohio (+2,926), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-3,586), Georgia (-2,182), Connecticut (-1,261), Pennsylvania (-1,047), and Iowa
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING July 10 July 3 Change June 26 Year

Initial Claims (SA) 429,000 458,000 -29,000 475,000 538,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 513,347 468,492 +44,855 441,130 671,242
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 455,250 467,000 -11,750 467,250 581,500
Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING July 3 June 26 Change June 19 Year

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 4,681,000 4,434,000 +247,000 4,637,000 6,217,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 4,367,712 4,314,532 +53,180 4,330,835 6,173,940
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 4,581,250 4,559,250 +22,000 4,572,750 6,442,000

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 3.7% 3.5% +0.2 3.6% 4.7%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
3.4% 3.4% 0.0 3.4% 4.6%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

       
Prior1
WEEK ENDING
July 3
June 26
Change
Year

Federal Employees 2,557 2,360 +197 1,642
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,697 2,689 +8 1,870

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 26
June 19
Change
Year

Federal Employees 18,767 18,964 -197 17,471
Newly Discharged Veterans 37,633 37,915 -282 28,767
Railroad Retirement Board 4,000 4,000 0 17,000
Extended Benefits 409,442 428,022 -18,580 529,111
EUC 20083 3,911,389 4,147,551 -236,162 2,596,859

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 126,763,245 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/03/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
FL -3,586 Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.
GA -2,182 Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
CT -1,261 No comment.
PA -1,047 Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and transportation industries.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
SC +1,229 Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
TN +1,287 Layoffs in the trade and service industries.
IN +1,556 Layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.
AL +2,084 Layoffs in the service and transportation equipment industries.
CA +2,333 No comment.
OH +2,926 Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
IL +3,034 Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
MI +5,323 No comment.
NJ +6,167 Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
NY +8,066 Layoffs in the service and transportation industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

 


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