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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||June 20, 2013|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending June 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 354,000, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 336,000. The 4-week moving average was 348,250, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week's revised average of 345,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending June 8, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 8 was 2,951,000, a decrease of 40,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,991,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,978,750, an increase of 7,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,971,750.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 335,320 in the week ending June 15, an increase of 2,949 from the previous week. There were 364,548 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending June 8, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,765,232, a decrease of 13,198 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,778,430. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,101,927.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 1 was 4,533,560, an increase of 18,115 from the previous week. There were 5,818,334 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.
Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending June 1.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,417 in the week ending June 8, an increase of 187 from the prior week. There were 2,386 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 511 from the preceding week.
There were 17,109 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 1, an increase of 715 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,077, a decrease of 400 from the prior week.
States reported 1,683,962 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 1, a decrease of 19,496 from the prior week. There were 2,533,716 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 June 1 were in Alaska (4.5), Puerto Rico (4.3), New Mexico (3.2), New Jersey (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), Pennsylvania (3.0), California (2.9), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.8), and Illinois (2.6).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 8 were in Pennsylvania (+5,214), Illinois (+3,364), Texas (+3,007), Georgia (+2,937), and Ohio (+2,326), while the largest decreases were in California (-1,209), Kansas (-404), Nebraska (-314), Missouri (-212), and Montana (-202).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance June 15||June 8||Change||June 1||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||354,000||336,000||+18,000||346,000||386,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||335,320||332,371||+2,949||293,792||364,548|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||348,250||345,750||+2,500||352,500||382,000|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance June 8||June 1||Change||May 25||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||2,951,000||2,991,000||-40,000||2,971,000||3,318,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,765,232||2,778,430||-13,198||2,741,933||3,101,927|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||2,978,750||2,971,750||+7,000||2,980,000||3,309,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.3%||2.3%||0.0||2.3%||2.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,386||1,875||+511||2,799|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||17,109||16,394||+715||16,398|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||34,077||34,477||-400||38,135|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,761||4,713||+48||5,425|
|STC / Workshare 6||20,729||18,841||+1,888||30,831|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 6/8/2013
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-1,209||Fewer layoffs in the service and retail trade industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|PA||+5,214||Layoffs in the transportation, healthcare and social services, entertainment, lodging and food service, and scientific and technology services industries.|
|IL||+3,364||Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, construction, and accommodation and food service.|
|GA||+2,937||Layoffs in the manufacturing, trade, administrative and support service, transportation and warehousing, healthcare and social assistance industries.|
|OH||+2,326||Layoffs in the manufacturing, communication, finance, and service industries.|
|FL||+1,645||Layoffs in the manufacturing, retail trade, agriculture, and service industries.|
|VA||+1,479||Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing industries.|
|NC||+1,454||Layoffs in the industrial and commercial machinery, business service, textile, and metal industries.|
|NY||+1,341||Layoffs in the finance and insurance, healthcare and social assistance, and transportation industries.|
|NJ||+1,340||Layoffs in the finance, trade, transportation and warehousing, professional and technical service, and manufacturing industries.|
|SC||+1,319||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
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