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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. 

UNADJUSTED DATA

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.

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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
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS

Advance Prior1
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
Advance Prior1
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 (NSA)2
3.6% 3.5% +0.1 3.4% 4.7%

INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

       
Prior1
WEEK ENDING
July 10
July 3
Change
Year

Federal Employees 3,197 2,557 +640 2,034
Newly Discharged Veterans 2,705 2,697 +8 2,234

PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)

Prior1
WEEK ENDING
July 3
June 26
Change
Year

Federal Employees 19,870 18,767 +1,103 18,461
Newly Discharged Veterans 38,499 37,633 +866 29,098
Railroad Retirement Board 4,000 3,000 +1,000 14,000
Extended Benefits 445,394 409,442 +35,952 739,230
EUC 20083 3,483,940 3,887,989 -404,049 2,706,195

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 126,763,245 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
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UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/10/2010 


STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
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.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 
State Change State Supplied Comment
IA +1,185 Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
AZ +1,205 No comment.
PR +1,234 No comment.
PA +1,395 Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and wood products industries.
KS +1,453 No comment.
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.
KY +1,874 No comment.
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.
MI +7,758 No comment.
IN +9,094 Layoffs in the automobile and service industries.
NY +18,047 Layoffs in the transportation, service, and public administration industries.

State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

 


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