Unemployment Insurance Reemployment Rates


Each calendar quarter states report, on the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) 9047 report, the number of UI first payments for which intrastate or out-of-state wages are reported in the subsequent quarter.


The following charts and tables summarize UI Reemployment by several criteria. The quarter-ending date refers to the quarter in which the claimant receives a first UI payment. Data are displayed by quarter or cumulatively for four quarters, as indicated.


Virgin Islands data for the 4th quarter 2015 are missing.


For individuals receiving a UI first payment during the period January 2015 to December 2015, 69.0 percent were reemployed in the subsequent quarter, covering the period April 2015 to March 2016. The reemployment rate decreased from 68.2 percent for first payment recipients during the July to September 2015 quarter, to 63.4 percent for first payment recipients during the October to December 2015 quarter.

Reemployment for claimants who were not exempt from work search or Employment Service registration requirements decreased 4 percentage points to 60.1 percent for claimants receiving a UI first payment during the 4th quarter of calendar year 2015 (reemployment during the January to March 2016 quarter). Reemployment for Exempt claimants decreased 10.6 percentage points to 74.9 percent.

The number of first payment recipients in the October to December 2015 quarter increased to 1.57 million, compared with 1.47 million during the July to September 2015 quarter. Just slightly over 77 percent of the UI first payment recipients during the October to December quarter were required to conduct an active work search and/or register with their state Employment Service.

The UI reemployment rate for first payment recipients in the October to December 2015 quarter who found jobs within the same state as the liable state for the UI claim decreased by 4.6 percentage points to 59.0 percent. The out-of-state reemployment rate decreased slightly (0.2 percentage points) to 4.5 percent.

States in the San Francisco Region reported the highest reemployment rate for the four quarters ending December 2015, 77.4 percent (reflecting reemployment from April 2015 to March 2016). States in the Dallas Region reported the lowest reemployment rate (54.3 percent).

UI Reemployment Rates by Region

(Current vs. Previous 4 - Quarter Period)

Region Reemployment Type Previous Period Current Period Difference
(Pct. Pts.)
BOS Intrastate 56.81% 57.71% 0.9
Out-of-State 5.57% 5.56% -0.01
Total 62.37% 63.26% 0.89
 
PHL Intrastate 62.32% 62.62% 0.3
Out-of-State 5.58% 5.42% -0.16
Total 67.90% 68.04% 0.14
 
ATL Intrastate 59.35% 58.81% -0.54
Out-of-State 5.14% 5.08% -0.06
Total 64.49% 63.89% -0.6
 
DAL Intrastate 55.17% 54.30% -0.87
Out-of-State 7.35% 7.27% -0.08
Total 62.52% 61.57% -0.95
 
CHI Intrastate 66.73% 67.32% 0.59
Out-of-State 3.49% 3.55% 0.06
Total 70.22% 70.87% 0.65
 
SF Intrastate 77.03% 77.43% 0.4
Out-of-State 2.03% 1.93% -0.1
Total 79.06% 79.36% 0.3
 
US Intrastate 64.40% 64.57% 0.17
Out-of-State 4.47% 4.44% -0.03
Total 68.87% 69.01% 0.14
This report was produced on September 14, 2016 by:
Office of Unemployment Insurance, Division of Performance Management

States in the Boston Region reported increases in their reemployment rates of slightly less than one percentage points for the four quarters ending December 2015 (reflecting reemployment from April 2015 to March 2016). The reemployment rate for the states in the Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco Region’s; also increased slightly averaging 0.36 percentage points. The remaining Region’s Atlanta and Dallas decreased slightly averaging -0.77 percentage points.