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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending October 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 363,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 372,000. The 4-week moving average was 367,250, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 368,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent for the week ending October 20, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending October 20 was 3,263,000, an increase of 4,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,259,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,266,500, a decrease of 6,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,272,750.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 339,750 in the week ending October 27, a decrease of 5,476 from the previous week. There were 369,647 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent during the week ending October 20, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,839,018, an increase of 23,295 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,199,527.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending October 13 was 5,035,367, an increase of 112,147 from the previous week. There were 6,783,614 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2011.
Extended Benefits were only available in New York during the week ending October 13.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,586 in the week ending October 20, a decrease of 405 from the prior week. There were 2,817 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 7 from the preceding week.
There were 18,144 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending October 13, an increase of 575 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 39,718, an increase of 1,603 from the prior week.
States reported 2,098,646 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending October 13, an increase of 45,689 from the prior week. There were 2,945,642 persons claiming EUC 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 October 13 were in Alaska (4.0), Puerto Rico (3.7), Virgin Islands (3.4), New Jersey (3.2), California (3.1), Pennsylvania (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), Oregon (2.8), Nevada (2.7), Arkansas (2.6), Illinois (2.6), New York (2.6), and North Carolina (2.6).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending October 20 were in North Carolina (+2,400), Pennsylvania (+1,679),
New Jersey (+1,575), Georgia (+1,477), and Tennessee (+888), while the largest decreases were in California (-16,586), Florida (-2,414),
Texas (-1,572), Michigan (-1,308), and Ohio
|WEEK ENDING||Advance October 27||October 20||Change||October 13||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||363,000||372,000||-9,000||392,000||398,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||339,750||345,226||-5,476||362,730||369,647|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||367,250||368,750||-1,500||366,500||399,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance October 20||October 13||Change||October 6||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,263,000||3,259,000||+4,000||3,263,000||3,682,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,839,018||2,815,723||+23,295||2,753,759||3,199,527|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,266,500||3,272,750||-6,250||3,278,250||3,686,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.5%||2.5%||0.0||2.5%||2.9%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,817||2,824||-7||2,670|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||18,144||17,569||+575||29,229|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||39,718||38,115||+1,603||41,086|
|State Additional Benefits 5||5,841||6,151||-310||4,551|
|STC / Workshare 6||29,695||27,678||+2,017||34,238|
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 128,066,082 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 - Information on the EB program can be found here: http://www.ows.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 paid, can be found starting on page 4-5 of this link: http://ows.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: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 10/20/2012
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-16,586||Fewer layoffs in the service industry.|
|FL||-2,414||Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade, service, and retail industries.|
|OH||-1,214||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|VA||-1,105||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NC||+2,400||Layoffs across all sectors, with the largest share from the service industry.|
Layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade, retail, and service industries.
|NJ||+1,575||Layoffs in the transportation and manufacturing industries.|
|GA||+1,477||Layoffs in the manufacturing, and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industries.|
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