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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 472,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 460,000. The 4-week moving average was 463,500, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average of 464,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending June 5, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.5 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 5 was 4,571,000, an increase of 88,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,483,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,601,500, a decrease of 21,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,622,750.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.097 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 440,701 in the week ending June 12, an increase of 44,112 from the previous week. There were 558,407 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent during the week ending June 5, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,287,298, an increase of 90,879 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.5 percent and the volume was 6,082,296.

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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, Montana, 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 May 29.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,592 in the week ending June 5, a decrease of 374 from the prior week. There were 2,147 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 258 from the preceding week.

There were 16,793 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 29, a decrease of 422 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,906, a decrease of 1,306 from the prior week.

States reported 4,804,030 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 29, a decrease of 191,103 from the prior week. There were 2,359,537 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 May 29 were in Puerto Rico (6.2 percent), Alaska (5.5), Oregon (5.2), Nevada (4.6), Pennsylvania (4.4), North Carolina (4.2), Wisconsin (4.1), California (4.0), Connecticut (4.0), and New Jersey (3.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 5 were in Wisconsin (+2,683), Ohio (+1,672), Illinois (+1,571), New Mexico (+950), and Alabama (+829), while the largest decreases were in California (-10,386), Florida (-2,475), New York (-2,201), Iowa (-1,915), and North Carolina
(-1,519).

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING June 12 June 5 Change May 29 Year

Initial Claims (SA) 472,000 460,000 +12,000 459,000 604,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 440,701 396,589 +44,112 415,129 558,407
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 463,500 464,000 -500 460,500 607,000
Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING June 5 May 29 Change May 22 Year

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 4,571,000 4,483,000 +88,000 4,717,000 6,491,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 4,287,298 4,196,419 +90,879 4,377,445 6,082,296
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 4,601,500 4,622,750 -21,250 4,666,750 6,511,750

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 3.6% 3.5% +0.1 3.7% 4.9%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
3.3% 3.3% 0.0 3.4% 4.5%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

       
Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 5
May 29
Change
Year

Federal Employees 1,592 1,966 -374 1,981
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,147 2,405 -258 1,876

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

Prior1
WEEK ENDING
May 29
May 22
Change
Year

Federal Employees 16,793 17,215 -422 15,909
Newly Discharged Veterans 35,906 37,212 -1,306 28,544
Railroad Retirement Board 4,000 4,000 0 11,000
Extended Benefits 416,513 394,380 +22,133 481,984
EUC 20083 4,804,030 4,995,133 -191,103 2,359,537

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 128,298,468 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 06/05/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
CA -10,386 Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the construction and service industries.
FL -2,475 No comment.
NY -2,201 Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
IA -1,915 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
NC -1,519 Fewer layoffs in the construction industry.
CT -1,282 No comment.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
IL +1,571 No comment.
OH +1,672 Layoffs in the service industry.
WI +2,683 Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, public administration, and manufacturing industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

 


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