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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending November 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 298,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 321,000. The 4-week moving average was 322,250, a decrease of 10,750 from the previous week's revised average of 333,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent for the week ending November 23, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending November 23 was 2,744,000, a decrease of 21,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,765,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,796,500, a decrease of 32,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,829,000.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 313,973 in the week ending November 30, a decrease of 54,507 from the previous week. There were 500,163 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent during the week ending November 23, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,480,863, a decrease of 192,783 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.6 percent and the volume was 3,315,644.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending November 16 was 4,096,901, an increase of 183,227 from the previous week. There were 4,959,201 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.
No states were triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program during the week ending November 16.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,395 in the week ending November 23, an increase of 452 from the prior week. There were 2,144 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 117 from the preceding week.
There were 20,409 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending November 16, an increase of 1,217 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 32,030, an increase of 753 from the prior week.
States reported 1,350,604 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending November 16, an increase of 45,705 from the prior week. There were 2,008,608 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 November 23 were in Alaska (5.5), Puerto Rico (3.7), Virgin Islands (3.3), New Jersey (3.2), California (3.1), Pennsylvania (2.9), Connecticut (2.8), Oregon (2.6), Illinois (2.5), and Nevada (2.5).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending November 23 were in California (+8,326), Pennsylvania (+4,416), Michigan (+3,426), Illinois (+2,638), and Texas (+2,099), while the largest decreases were in New Jersey (-572), Florida (-492), Idaho (-293), Mississippi (-287), and Virginia (-72).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Nov. 30||Nov. 23||Change||Nov. 16||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||298,000||321,000||-23,000||326,000||370,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||313,973||368,480||-54,507||325,879||500,163|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||322,250||333,000||-10,750||339,250||402,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Nov. 23||Nov. 16||Change||Nov. 9||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||2,744,000||2,765,000||-21,000||2,867,000||3,216,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,480,863||2,673,646||-192,783||2,540,280||3,315,644|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||2,796,500||2,829,000||-32,500||2,854,500||3,283,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.1%||2.1%||0.0||2.2%||2.5%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,144||2,027||+117||1,863|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||20,409||19,192||+1,217||18,848|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||32,030||31,277||+753||36,890|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,703||4,608||+95||5,820|
|STC / Workshare 6||20,922||19,529||+1,393||22,063|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED NOVEMBER 23, 2013
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||+8,326||Layoffs in the service, agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries.|
|PA||+4,416||Layoffs in the construction, professional, scientific and technical services, manufacturing, and health care and social service industries.|
|MI||+3,426||Layoffs in the management of companies and enterprises industries.|
|IL||+2,638||Layoffs in the manufacturing, adminstrative and support and waste management remediation services, construction, wholesale trade, and retail trade industries.|
|OH||+2,027||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NY||+1,472||Layoffs in the construction, retail trade, and food service industries.|
|GA||+1,159||Layoffs in the manufacturing, adminstrative and support service, trade, and accomodation and food service industries.|
|MA||+1,105||Layoffs in theconstruction, administrative and waste management, health care and social services, and art, entertainment and recreation industries.|
|IN||+1,035||Layoffs in the retail industry.|
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