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|Media Contact :||January 14, 2010|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Jan. 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 444,000, an increase of 11,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 433,000. The 4-week moving average was 440,750, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised average of 449,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Jan. 2, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.6 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Jan. 2 was 4,596,000, a decrease of 211,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,807,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,855,000, a decrease of 151,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 5,006,500.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.448 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 801,086 in the week ending Jan. 9, an increase of 156,165 from the previous week. There were 956,791 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent during the
week ending Jan. 2, an increase of 0.4 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 5,988,940, an increase of 503,924 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.4 percent and the volume was 5,855,855.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending Dec. 26.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,466 in the week ending Jan. 2, a decrease of 187 from the prior week. There were 1,454 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 73 from the preceding week.
There were 25,959 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Dec. 26, an increase of 193 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,116, an increase of 1,742 from the prior week.
States reported 5,002,180 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Dec. 26, a decrease of 141,279 from the prior week. There were 1,666,412 claimants in the comparable week in 2008. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Dec. 26 were in Alaska (7.4 percent), Oregon (6.6), Idaho (6.2), Wisconsin (6.2), Michigan (5.9), Montana (5.7), Nevada (5.7), North Carolina (5.6), Pennsylvania (5.5), and Washington (5.4).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Jan. 2 were in New York (+22,810), North Carolina (+20,942), Georgia (+11,172), Wisconsin (+9,938), and Alabama (+5,748), while the largest decreases were in Illinois (-6,928), Florida (-6,523), Kansas (-3,701), Maryland (-2,309), and California (-2,284).
|WEEK ENDING||Jan. 9||Jan. 2||Change||Dec. 26||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||444,000||433,000||+11,000||432,000||535,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||801,086||644,921||+156,165||556,517||956,791|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||440,750||449,750||-9,000||460,250||523,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Jan. 2||Dec. 26||Change||Dec. 19||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,596,000||4,807,000||-211,000||4,979,000||4,487,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||5,988,940||5,485,016||+503,924||5,088,864||5,855,855|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,855,000||5,006,500||-151,500||5,100,500||4,454,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.5%||3.6%||-0.1||3.8%||3.4%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,454||1,381||+73||1,543|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||36,116||34,374||+1,742||25,937|
|Railroad Retirement Board||10,000||10,000||0||7,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 01/02/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|IL||-6,928||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|FL||-6,523||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|CA||-2,284||Fewer layoffs in the construction and service industries.|
|NV||-1,113||Decrease due to a shorter workweek.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|MA||+1,166||Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing industries.|
|AR||+1,779||Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|IA||+1,871||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NJ||+2,477||Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, trade, service, public administration, and manufacturing industries.|
|OH||+3,032||Increase due to holiday shutdowns.|
|SC||+3,414||Layoffs in the textile industry.|
|TX||+3,474||Layoffs in the trade, service, transportation, and manufacturing industries.|
|TN||+4,609||Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|PA||+5,427||Layoffs in the transportation, primary metals, and industrial machinery industries.|
|AL||+5,748||Increase due to seasonal shutdowns , as well as layoffs in the apparel and service industries.|
|WI||+9,938||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing industries.|
|GA||+11,172||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|NC||+20,942||Layoffs in the construction, transportation equipment, textile, furniture, rubber/plastics, and lumber/wood industries.|
|NY||+22,810||Layoffs in the construction, service, and transportation industries. Figures are based on a five day processing week.|
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