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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.
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.
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).
|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|
|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
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,914||1,876||+38||1,491|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||27,850||28,547||-697||19,179|
|Railroad Retirement Board||12,000||12,000||0||2,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/13/2009
|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.|
|MS||-1,356||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|TX||-1,351||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, mining, and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied 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.|
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