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U.S. Department of Labor
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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION USDL13-1328-NAT
   
   
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Media Contact: (202) 693-4676 July 11, 2013
   

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 360,000, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 344,000. The 4-week moving average was 351,750, an increase of 6,000 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 29, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 29 was 2,977,000, an increase of 24,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,953,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,970,750, a decrease of 3,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,974,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 384,829 in the week ending July 6, an increase of 49,778 from the previous week. There were 442,192 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending June 29, 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 2,768,879, a decrease of 16,079 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,784,958. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,112,199.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 22 was 4,505,508, a decrease of 52,257 from the previous week. There were 5,874,101 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 June 22.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,345 in the week ending June 29, an increase of 1,050 from the prior week. There were 2,317 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 66 from the preceding week.

There were 16,883 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 22, a decrease of 370 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 33,726, a decrease of 503 from the prior week.

States reported 1,644,987 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending June 22, a decrease of 22,877 from the prior week. There were 2,606,287 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 29 were in Puerto Rico (4.9), Alaska (3.8), New Mexico (3.2), Pennsylvania (3.2), Connecticut (3.1), New Jersey (3.1), California (3.0), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.7), Illinois (2.6), and the Virgin Islands (2.6).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 29 were in New Jersey (+6,068), New York (+2,824), Connecticut (+2,802), Michigan (+1,814), and Washington (+1,573), while the largest decreases were in California (-9,323), Florida (-3,245), Pennsylvania (-2,628), Massachusetts (-1,973), and Maryland (-1,715).

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

WEEK ENDING Advance July 6 June 29 Change June 22 Prior Year1

Initial Claims (SA) 360,000 344,000 +16,000 348,000 363,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 384,829 335,051 +49,778 336,515 442,192
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 351,750 345,750 +6,000 346,250 376,000
WEEK ENDING Advance June 29 June 22 Change June 15 Prior Year1

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 2,977,000 2,953,000 +24,000 2,987,000 3,311,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 2,768,879 2,784,958 -16,079 2,808,088 3,112,199
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 2,970,750 2,974,250 -3,500 2,978,750 3,314,750

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 2.3% 2.3% 0.0 2.3% 2.6%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
2.1% 2.2% -0.1 2.2% 2.4%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 29
June 22
Change
Prior Year1
Federal Employees 2,345 1,295 +1,050 1,447
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,317 2,251 +66 2,623

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN ALL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

WEEK ENDING
June 22
June 15
Change
Prior Year1
Regular State 2,777,752 2,798,842 -21,090 3,138,385
Federal Employees (UCFE) 16,883 17,253 -370 16,010
Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX) 33,726 34,229 -503 38,376
EUC 20083 1,644,987 1,667,864 -22,877 2,606,287
Extended Benefits4 465 332 +133 43,972
State Additional Benefits 5 4,362 4,640 -278 4,943
STC / Workshare 6 27,333 34,605 -7,272 26,128
TOTAL 4,505,508 4,557,765 -52,257 5,874,101

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 JUNE 29, 2013


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
CA -9,323 Fewer layoffs in the service industry.
FL -3,245 Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, and service industries.
PA -2,628 Fewer layoffs in the transportation, entertainment, accommodations and food service, construction, and health care and social service industries.
MA -1,973 No comment.
MD -1,715 No comment.
WI -1,284 No comment.
OR -1,248 Fewer layoffs in the educational service industry.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
NJ +6,068

Layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food service, and health care and social assistance, all related to the educational service industries.

NY +2,824 Layoffs in the educational service, transportation and warehousing, and health care and social assistance industries.
CT +2,802 Layoffs in the educational service industry.
MI +1,814 Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
WA +1,573 No comment.
KY +1,436 No comment.


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