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|Media Contact :||July 22, 2010|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending July 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 464,000, an increase of 37,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 427,000. The 4-week moving average was 456,000, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 454,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending July 10, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.7 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 10 was 4,487,000, a decrease of 223,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,710,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,567,000, a decrease of 21,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,588,500.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.046 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 498,022 in the week ending July 17, a decrease of 13,113 from the previous week. There were 585,575 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent during the
week ending July 10, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number
for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,581,351, an increase
of 186,572 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.7 percent
and the volume was 6,256,960.
Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington during the week ending July 3.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,197 in the week ending July 10, an increase of 640 from the prior week. There were 2,705 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 8 from the preceding week.
There were 19,870 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 3, an increase of 1,103 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,499, an increase of 866 from the prior week.
States reported 3,483,940 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 3, a decrease of 404,049 from the prior week. There were 2,706,195 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 July 3 were in Puerto Rico (7.0 percent), Oregon (4.9), Pennsylvania (4.8), Alaska (4.5), Nevada (4.5), Connecticut (4.4), Massachusetts (4.4), New Jersey (4.4), California (4.1), and Wisconsin (4.1).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 10 were in New York (+18,047), Indiana (+9,094), Michigan (+7,758), Georgia (+6,268), and Florida (+5,568), while the largest decreases were in New Jersey (-10,585), California (-8,034), Massachusetts (-3,343), Illinois (-1,327), and Oregon
|WEEK ENDING||July 17||July 10||Change||July 3||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||464,000||427,000||+37,000||458,000||564,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||498,022||511,135||-13,113||468,456||585,575|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||456,000||454,750||+1,250||467,000||569,250|
|WEEK ENDING||July 10||July 3||Change||June 26||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,487,000||4,710,000||-223,000||4,434,000||6,122,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||4,581,351||4,394,779||+186,572||4,314,532||6,256,960|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,567,000||4,588,500||-21,500||4,559,250||6,351,750|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.5%||3.7%||-0.2||3.5%||4.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,705||2,697||+8||2,234|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||38,499||37,633||+866||29,098|
|Railroad Retirement Board||4,000||3,000||+1,000||14,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/10/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NJ||-10,585||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, and service industries.|
|CA||-8,034||Shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the service industry.|
|MA||-3,343||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, service, and public administration industries.|
|IL||-1,327||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|IA||+1,185||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|PA||+1,395||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and wood products industries.|
|AR||+1,511||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NC||+1,555||Layoffs in the lumber/wood, rubber/plastics, paper, construction, trade, and transportation equipment industries.|
|WI||+1,572||Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|TX||+2,115||Layoffs in the finance, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|MO||+2,645||Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|FL||+5,568||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|GA||+6,268||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|IN||+9,094||Layoffs in the automobile and service industries.|
|NY||+18,047||Layoffs in the transportation, service, and public administration industries.|
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