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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 627,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 612,000. The 4-week moving average was 617,250, an increase of 500 from the previous week's revised average of 616,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.0 percent for the week ending June 13, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 5.0 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 13 was 6,738,000, an increase of 29,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,709,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,759,750, a decrease of 3,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,763,000.  

The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.333 million.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 566,586 in the week ending June 20, an increase of 8,548 from the previous week. There were 358,159 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent during the week ending June 13, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,098,083, an increase of 19,737 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1 percent and the volume was 2,852,599.

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Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin during the week ending June 6.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,832 in the week ending June 13, a decrease of 149 from the prior week. There were 1,914 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 38 from the preceding week.

There were 16,744 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 6, an increase of 829 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 27,850, a decrease of 697 from the prior week.

States reported 2,429,772 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 6, an increase of 70,235 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 6 were in Michigan (7.0 percent), Oregon (6.8), Puerto Rico (6.7), Nevada (6.3), Pennsylvania (6.2), Wisconsin (5.7), California (5.4), Arkansas (5.3), Illinois (5.3), and North Carolina (5.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 13 were in Florida (+8,383), Pennsylvania (+3,191), Missouri (+2,874), Puerto Rico (+2,561), and California (+2,540), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-5,414), New York (-5,299), North Carolina (-4,714), Tennessee
(-4,414), and Ohio (-3,802).

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING June 20 June 13 Change June 6 Year

Initial Claims (SA) 627,000 612,000 +15,000 605,000 392,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 566,586 558,038 +8,548 581,080 358,159
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 617,250 616,750 +500 622,750 385,000
Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING June 13 June 6 Change May 30 Year

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 6,738,000 6,709,000 +29,000 6,835,000 3,149,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 6,098,083 6,078,346 +19,737 6,144,327 2,852,599
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 6,759,750 6,763,000 -3,250 6,755,250 3,118,500

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 5.0% 5.0% 0.0 5.1% 2.4%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
4.6% 4.5% +0.1 4.6% 2.1%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

       
Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 13
June 6
Change
Year

Federal Employees 1,832 1,981 -149 1,228
Newly Discharged Veterans 1,914 1,876 +38 1,491

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 6
May 30
Change
Year

Federal Employees 16,744 15,915 +829 11,229
Newly Discharged Veterans 27,850 28,547 -697 19,179
Railroad Retirement Board 12,000 12,000 0 2,000
Extended Benefits 287,779 258,629 +29,150 191
EUC 20083 2,429,772 2,359,537 +70,235 0

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 133,683,433 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.
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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/13/2009 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
MI -5,414 Fewer layoffs in the automobile industry.
NY -5,299 Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries.
NC -4,714 Fewer layoffs in the transportation, textile, furniture, and construction industries.
TN -4,414 Fewer layoffs in the transportation equipment, rubber/plastics, fabricated metals, industrial machinery, and trade industries.
OH -3,802 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
SC -3,492 Fewer layoffs in the textile and fabricated metals industries.
KY -2,316 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
IN -1,987 Fewer layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.
OR -1,598 No comment.
WA -1,577 No comment.
MS -1,356 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
TX -1,351 Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, mining, and manufacturing industries.
AR -1,255 No comment.
MN -1,211 No comment.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
AZ +1,604 No comment.
CA +2,540 No comment.
PR +2,561 No comment.
MO +2,874 Layoffs in the construction, transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing industries.
PA +3,191 Layoffs in the transportation equipment, transportation, and service industries.
FL +8,383 Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current



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