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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending June 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 334,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 346,000. The 4-week moving average was 345,250, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 352,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending June 1, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 1 was 2,973,000, an increase of 2,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,971,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,967,250, a decrease of 12,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,980,000.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 330,933 in the week ending June 8, an increase of 37,141 from the previous week. There were 376,610 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending June 1, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,761,542, an increase of 19,609 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,741,933. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,091,216.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending May 25 was 4,515,445, a decrease of 129,863 from the previous week. There were 5,827,210 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.
Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending May 25.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,230 in the week ending June 1, a decrease of 134 from the prior week. There were 1,875 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 82 from the preceding week.
There were 16,394 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 25, a decrease of 1,451 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,477, a decrease of 1,448 from the prior week.
States reported 1,703,458 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 25, a decrease of 57,135 from the prior week. There were 2,551,539 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending May 25 were in Puerto Rico (4.6), Alaska (4.5), New Mexico (3.2), New Jersey (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), California (2.9), Pennsylvania (2.9), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.7), and Illinois (2.6).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 1 were in Tennessee (+1,280), New York (+1,001), Oregon (+851), Montana (+501), and North Carolina (+302), while the largest decreases were in California (-8,796), Florida (-3,250), Pennsylvania (-1,923), Texas (-1,876), and Missouri (-1,704).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance June 8||June 1||Change||May 25||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||334,000||346,000||-12,000||357,000||382,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||330,933||293,792||+37,141||320,199||376,610|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||345,250||352,500||-7,250||348,000||378,250|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance June 1||May 25||Change||May 18||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||2,973,000||2,971,000||+2,000||3,002,000||3,310,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,761,542||2,741,933||+19,609||2,806,857||3,091,216|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||2,967,250||2,980,000||-12,750||2,990,500||3,303,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.3%||2.3%||0.0||2.3%||2.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,875||1,957||-82||2,207|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||16,394||17,845||-1,451||15,757|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||34,477||35,925||-1,448||38,186|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,713||5,457||-744||5,416|
|STC / Workshare 6||18,841||25,213||-6,372||24,452|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/1/2013
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-8,796||Fewer layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|FL||-3,250||Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade, retail, and service industries.|
|PA||-1,923||Fewer layoffs in the entertainment, lodging and food service, professional, scientific and technology service, transportation equipment, and food and beverage manufacturing industries.|
|MO||-1,704||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare, and food and accommodation service industries.|
|NJ||-1,370||Fewer layoffs in the trade, food and accommodation service, transportation and warehousing, and technical service industries.|
|MA||-1,295||Fewer layoffs in the construction, and food and accommodation industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|TN||+1,280||Layoffs in the administrative and support service, transportation, educational services, food service, and textile industries.|
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