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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending July 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 326,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 341,250, a decrease of 4,500 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 July 20, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 20 was 2,951,000, a decrease of 52,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,003,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,026,000, a decrease of 500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,026,500.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 279,869 in the week ending July 27, a decrease of 60,084 from the previous week. There were 312,931 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent during the week ending July 20, 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 2,927,554, a decrease of 126,553 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,054,107. A year earlier, the rate was 2.5 percent and the volume was 3,246,888.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 13 was 4,695,366, a decrease of 154,140 from the previous week. There were 5,964,451 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.
No state was triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program the week ending July 13.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,279 in the week ending July 20, a decrease of 31 from the prior week. There were 2,222 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 188 from the preceding week.
There were 20,008 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 13, an increase of 266 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,010, a decrease of 1,464 from the prior week.
States reported 1,564,517 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending July 13, a decrease of 49,668 from the prior week. There were 2,532,828 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 July 20 were in Puerto Rico (4.9), New Jersey (3.6), Connecticut (3.5), Alaska (3.4), California (3.4), Pennsylvania (3.4), New Mexico (3.2), Nevada (2.9), Virgin Islands (2.9), Illinois (2.8), New York (2.8), Oregon (2.8), and Rhode Island (2.8).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 20 were in California (+7,723), Missouri (+635), Kansas (+427), Illinois (+383), and Maine (+136), while the largest decreases were in New York (-14,966), Pennsylvania (-8,817), Alabama (-6,019), Georgia (-5,504), and Wisconsin (-3,324).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 27||July 20||Change||July 13||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||326,000||345,000||-19,000||336,000||366,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||279,869||339,953||-60,084||410,082||312,931|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||341,250||345,750||-4,500||346,500||368,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 20||July 13||Change||July 6||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||2,951,000||3,003,000||-52,000||3,123,000||3,286,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,927,554||3,054,107||-126,553||3,153,726||3,246,888|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,026,000||3,026,500||-500||3,022,500||3,301,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.3%||2.3%||0.0||2.4%||2.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,222||2,410||-188||2,522|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||20,008||19,742||+266||17,950|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||35,010||36,474||-1,464||39,204|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,017||4,261||-244||5,171|
|STC / Workshare 6||22,863||23,514||-651||26,553|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED JULY 20, 2013
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||-14,966||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, construction, and educational service industries.|
|PA||-8,817||Fewer layoffs in the construction, professional, scientific and technical services, transportation, and manufacturing industries.|
|AL||-6,019||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing service industry.|
|GA||-5,504||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative and support services, construction, and accommodation and food service industries.|
|IN||-3,103||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|SC||-2,853||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|TN||-2,325||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, administrative and support services, and transportation industries.|
|OH||-1,994||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|FL||-1,703||Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, and services industries.|
|NJ||-1,528||Fewer layoffs in the trade, transportation and warehousing, educational services, construction, and accommodation and food service industries.|
|VA||-1,350||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NC||-1,342||Fewer layoffs in the construction, accommodation and food service, manufacturing, and transportation industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
Layoffs in the service industry.
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