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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 476,000. The 4-week moving average was 462,750, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 464,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending June 12, 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 June 12 was 4,548,000, a decrease of 45,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,593,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,586,500, a decrease of 21,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,608,250.

The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.084 million. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 421,104 in the week ending June 19, a decrease of 23,066 from the previous week. There were 568,552 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent during the week ending June 12, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,284,153, a decrease of 24,408 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,113,017.

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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 June 5.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,147 in the week ending June 12, an increase of 543 from the prior week. There were 2,499 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 314 from the preceding week.

There were 17,837 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 5, an increase of 1,111 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,923, an increase of 895 from the prior week.

States reported 4,733,012 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 5, a decrease of 71,018 from the prior week. There were 2,491,318 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 June 5 were in Puerto Rico (6.3 percent), Oregon (5.2), Alaska (5.1), Nevada (4.5), Pennsylvania (4.5), California (4.4), Wisconsin (4.2), Connecticut (4.1), North Carolina (4.1), and Washington (4.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 12 were in California (+17,572), Pennsylvania (+5,266), Florida (+4,958), Texas (+2,971), and Illinois (+2,481), while the largest decreases were in New Mexico (-708), Kansas (-596), Mississippi (-522), Louisiana (-286), and Alabama (-251).

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING June 19 June 12 Change June 5 Year

Initial Claims (SA) 457,000 476,000 -19,000 459,000 613,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 421,104 444,170 -23,066 395,396 568,552
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 462,750 464,250 -1,500 463,750 607,500
Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING June 12 June 5 Change May 29 Year

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 4,548,000 4,593,000 -45,000 4,488,000 6,483,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 4,284,153 4,308,561 -24,408 4,200,676 6,113,017
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 4,586,500 4,608,250 -21,750 4,624,000 6,508,000

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 3.5% 3.6% -0.1 3.5% 4.8%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
3.3% 3.4% -0.1 3.3% 4.6%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

       
Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 12
June 5
Change
Year

Federal Employees 2,147 1,604 +543 1,832
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,499 2,185 +314 1,914

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

Prior1
WEEK ENDING
June 5
May 29
Change
Year

Federal Employees 17,837 16,726 +1,111 16,742
Newly Discharged Veterans 36,923 36,028 +895 27,840
Railroad Retirement Board 4,000 4,000 0 11,000
Extended Benefits 563,236 446,804 +116,432 608,603
EUC 20083 4,733,012 4,804,030 -71,018 2,491,318

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 06/12/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
None    

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
IN +1,120 Layoffs in the automobile, service, and manufacturing industries.
NY +1,636 Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.
SC +1,930 No comment.
NC +2,184 Layoffs in the paper, furniture, construction, service, electrical equipment, and electronic equipment industries.
IL +2,481 Layoffs in the trade and service industries.
TX +2,971 Return to a five day workweek, as well as layoffs in the transportation, trade, and service industries.
FL +4,958 Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.
PA +5,266 Layoffs in the transportation and service industries.
CA +17,572 Return to a five day workweek, as well as layoffs in the service industry.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

 


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