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Media Contact: (202) 693-4676 June 13, 2013
   

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.

UNADJUSTED DATA

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.

 

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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).

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

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 (NSA)2
2.1% 2.1% 0.0 2.2% 2.4%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 1
May 25
Change
Prior Year1
Federal Employees 1,230 1,364 -134 1,350
Newly Discharged Veterans 1,875 1,957 -82 2,207

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
May 25
May 18
Change
Prior Year1
Regular State 2,737,178 2,799,890 -62,712 3,056,358
Federal Employees (UCFE) 16,394 17,845 -1,451 15,757
Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX) 34,477 35,925 -1,448 38,186
EUC 20083 1,703,458 1,760,593 -57,135 2,551,539
Extended Benefits4 384 385 -1 135,502
State Additional Benefits 5 4,713 5,457 -744 5,416
STC / Workshare 6 18,841 25,213 -6,372 24,452
TOTAL 4,515,445 4,645,308 -129,863 5,827,210

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 129,204,324 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

 

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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/1/2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
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.
TX -1,876 No comment.
MO -1,704 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, healthcare, and food and accommodation service industries.
KY -1,658 No comment.
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.
CT -1,032 No comment.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
TN +1,280 Layoffs in the administrative and support service, transportation, educational services, food service, and textile industries.
NY +1,001 No comment.


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