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STATE
NAME
Initial Claims Filed During Week Ended
December 27, 2008
Insured Unemployment For Week Ended
December 20, 2008
INITIAL CLAIMS INSURED UNEMPLOYMENT
STATE CHANGE FROM UCFE
(1)
UCX
(1)
   STATE (%)
(2)
CHANGE FROM UCFE
(1)
UCX
(1)
ALL PROGRAMS EXCLUDING
RAILROAD
RETIREMENT
LAST WEEK YEAR AGO LAST WEEK YEAR AGO
Alabama 13080 -799 7273 10 14             61490 3.2 4421 32688 141 298 61929
Alaska 1237 -596 -148 3 2             12030 4.1 -1918 8 168 68 12266
Arizona 5138 -3596 2518 41 4             66676 2.6 515 36386 307 246 67229
Arkansas 8692 -1746 1292 13 7             49152 4.3 3458 15017 158 303 49613
California 78175 -9702 35875 246 128             617302 4.0 -32995 235372 3647 3553 624502
Colorado 3715 -2714 1449 34 20             46469 2.1 653 21473 312 387 47168
Connecticut 7294 -313 -2029 5 13             63599 3.8 688 22535 90 210 63899
Delaware 1726 67 160 0 0             13152 3.1 131 4828 29 57 13238
District of Columbia 368 -267 164 3 0             5926 1.2 -355 1621 104 18 6048
Florida 12898 -8566 6314 43 89             213131 2.7 -30561 83812 369 1090 214590
Georgia 17123 -3102 7154 34 46             121835 3.1 -1240 56915 789 1002 123626
Hawaii 2145 -479 1161 1 2             16347 2.7 -1305 9189 77 132 16557
Idaho 7303 1358 2758 68 11             34659 5.3 2958 15517 422 94 35175
Illinois 31047 -1171 13317 30 41             217700 3.8 -13557 69637 518 826 219044
Indiana 27937 1960 10571 63 128             120431 4.2 5515 55638 356 723 121519
Iowa 13865 1870 323 8 12             47403 3.2 5472 18449 50 231 47684
Kansas 18064 10485 12692 1 1             36659 2.7 2666 17539 94 171 36924
Kentucky 23588 -1469 8976 41 16             58794 3.3 2426 19879 448 454 59696
Louisiana 2358 -3618 281 3 1             32007 1.7 -1103 11455 153 147 32307
Maine 2646 23 972 4 2             17176 2.9 -91 5551 37 51 17264
Maryland 10447 2176 2300 22 6             70573 2.9 4610 29018 362 332 71267
Massachusetts 22028 10265 6017 22 21             129117 4.0 7404 38467 753 560 130430
Michigan 54019 10524 4366 13 29             215506 5.2 -10703 58648 418 629 216553
Minnesota 12010 -545 4191 11 8             88997 3.3 2638 27355 176 482 89655
Mississippi 6629 24 3605 15 6             36319 3.3 1512 14448 173 169 36661
Missouri 16412 -3283 7044 42 22             88929 3.3 4656 36014 650 289 89869
Montana 2528 -1221 1094 39 4             16588 3.9 -285 6324 465 119 17173
Nebraska 3055 -725 394 1 1             16565 1.8 1698 5649 56 62 16683
Nevada 6712 -2038 2810 15 7             64399 5.1 3511 33062 125 181 64705
New Hampshire 2651 338 365 1 2             15673 2.5 610 7460 25 38 15736
New Jersey 21462 7330 -843 15 9             163696 4.2 777 51532 298 425 164419
New Mexico 2261 370 689 7 1             19676 2.5 768 7370 279 105 20060
New York 30340 -2765 7559 95 79             285260 3.4 3482 98942 990 1475 287725
North Carolina 21261 -1881 8466 12 29             158789 4.0 224 74572 331 1194 161454
North Dakota 1226 -531 316 0 1             7793 2.3 2150 2987 33 20 7846
Ohio 35727 3271 10067 36 58             187948 3.6 7285 72915 260 879 189087
Oklahoma 4466 -468 1741 2 7             25025 1.7 1513 10325 61 246 25332
Oregon 20916 1465 7501 81 18             104558 6.1 13730 51142 743 476 105777
Pennsylvania 47286 6664 2047 91 103             258576 4.7 -7494 89962 1490 1072 261138
Puerto Rico 1774 -1705 -100 5 2             49623 5.0 0 15964 122 219 49964
Rhode Island 2000 314 -1133 2 3             17354 3.7 -2276 3101 44 121 17525
South Carolina 7643 -4678 1990 15 10             82132 4.4 587 38375 160 413 82705
South Dakota 810 -416 274 9 3             4900 1.3 570 2089 86 17 5003
Tennessee 12118 -2584 4217 12 4             80447 3.0 2815 38186 280 341 81075
Texas 14492 -13232 5183 17 47             160274 1.6 -21952 58497 687 1436 162400
Utah 3092 -1572 1257 83 10             29581 2.5 1863 16580 518 107 30206
Vermont 2663 1059 -197 0 1             11201 3.8 178 3319 33 31 11265
Virgin Islands 26 5 19 1 1             1155 2.6 -10 535 5 22 1182
Virginia 7986 -5943 874 14 15             57999 1.6 -4786 24516 317 807 59123
Washington 26075 5332 12690 62 55             120777 4.2 15703 59170 524 938 122239
West Virginia 1822 -1485 615 1 3             18443 2.7 -2511 5131 90 163 18696
Wisconsin 35885 16081 2470 20 12             128395 4.7 5192 43924 223 636 129254
Wyoming 779 -386 131 8 2             4431 1.6 -1420 1317 98 23 4552
Totals 717000 -2615 209092 1420 1116             4572637 3.4 -22183 1760405 19144 24088 4617037

Figures Appearing In Cols. Showing Over- The-Week Changes Reflect All Revisions In Data For Prior Week Submitted By State Agencies

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1THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYES (UCFE) AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT FO REX-SERVICEMEMBERS (UCX) EXCLUDE CLAIMS FILED JOINTLY UNDER OTHER PROGRAMS TO AVOID DUPLICATION

2RATE IS NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED. THE SOURCE OF US TOTAL COVERED EMPLOYMENT IS BLS.