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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Feb. 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 440,000, a decrease of 43,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 483,000. The 4-week moving average was 468,500, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised average of 469,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Jan. 30, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.5 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Jan. 30 was 4,538,000, a decrease of 79,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,617,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,603,500, a decrease of 17,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,621,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.322 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 504,661 in the week ending Feb. 6, a decrease of 28,640 from the previous week. There were 710,152 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.3 percent during the
week ending Jan. 30, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 5,659,505, a decrease of 24,352 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.4 percent and the volume was 5,953,114.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, 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 Jan. 23.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,569 in the week ending Jan. 30, an increase of 89 from the prior week. There were 2,242 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 375 from the preceding week.
There were 25,878 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Jan. 23, a decrease of 289 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,423, an increase of 1,646 from the prior week.
States reported 5,447,592 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Jan. 23, a decrease of 184,627 from the prior week. There were 1,805,007 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Jan. 23 were in Alaska (7.5 percent), Oregon (6.7), Idaho (6.5), Wisconsin (6.4), Puerto Rico (6.3), Montana (6.2), Pennsylvania (6.2), Nevada (5.9), Michigan (5.8), and Rhode Island (5.5).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Jan. 30 were in Pennsylvania (+10,495), Illinois (+3,062), North Carolina (+2,868), Georgia (+2,803), and Missouri (+2,677), while the largest decreases were in New Jersey (-1,819), Kansas (-1,600), Connecticut (-1,282), Virginia (-1,227), and Puerto Rico (-911).
|WEEK ENDING||Feb. 6||Jan. 30||Change||Jan. 23||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||440,000||483,000||-43,000||472,000||617,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||504,661||533,301||-28,640||502,710||710,152|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||468,500||469,500||-1,000||457,000||601,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Jan. 30||Jan. 23||Change||Jan. 16||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,538,000||4,617,000||-79,000||4,600,000||4,755,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||5,659,505||5,683,857||-24,352||5,602,357||5,953,114|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,603,500||4,621,250||-17,750||4,668,750||4,688,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.5%||3.5%||0.0||3.5%||3.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,242||1,867||+375||2,048|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||37,423||35,777||+1,646||27,936|
|Railroad Retirement Board||12,000||12,000||0||9,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 01/30/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NJ||-1,819||Fewer layoffs in the trade and service industries.|
|VA||-1,227||Fewer layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|TX||+1,123||Layoffs in the trade, service, finance, and manufacturing industries.|
|FL||+1,745||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|OH||+1,950||Layoffs in the automobile industry.|
|WI||+2,429||Layoffs in the trade and manufacturing industries.|
|MO||+2,677||Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|GA||+2,803||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries.|
|NC||+2,868||Layoffs in the construction, apparel, stone/clay/glass, and lumber/wood industries.|
|IL||+3,062||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|PA||+10,495||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries.|
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