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UI Weekly Claims
|EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION||USDL13-1000-NAT|
|Program Contacts:||TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL IN THIS|
|Tom Stengle (202) 693-2991||RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL|
|Tony Sznoluch (202) 693-3176||8:30 A.M. (Eastern), Thursday|
|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||May 23, 2013|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending May 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 340,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 363,000. The 4-week moving average was 339,500, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average of 340,000.
Recent and Prospective Changes to State EB and EUC 2008 Trigger Status Tied to Federal Law in Effect May 12, 2013.
The next release of state total unemployment rate (TUR) data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled for 10:00am (Eastern) on May 17, 2013.
Changes in State Eligibility
Wisconsin will resume a payable period in Tier 3 of EUC08 beginning May 12, 2013.
With the week ending May 11, 2013, Wisconsin has served a full 13 week "off" period in Tier 3 of EUC08. Given that the trigger rate for this state is currently at or above the 7.0 percent trigger rate threshold, and no unemployment rates will be released before May 17, 2013, Wisconsin meets the criteria to resume a payable period in Tier 3 of EUC08. The week beginning May 12, 2013, is the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Wisconsin who have exhausted Tier 2, and are otherwise eligible, can establish Tier 3 eligibility.