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STATE
NAME
Initial Claims Filed During Week Ended
January 24, 2009
Insured Unemployment For Week Ended
January 17, 2009
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 11611 -2974 7464 29 31             71450 3.8 -1137 41488 150 293 71896
Alaska 2218 -435 517 18 2             16444 5.6 2113 1274 261 76 16784
Arizona 8156 -1422 4177 15 17             75343 2.9 -361 42699 373 298 76017
Arkansas 5777 -2106 1335 14 24             54622 3.5 -1225 21957 200 447 55269
California 75704 -12074 18485 223 180             714976 4.6 3824 247690 3915 3517 722417
Colorado 5486 -1401 3074 36 35             58298 2.6 4501 28234 407 403 59110
Connecticut 9586 -1715 5286 8 16             83689 5.0 540 34331 95 233 84017
Delaware 1598 -771 514 0 1             17083 4.1 501 5922 27 64 17174
District of Columbia 400 -170 94 63 1             7529 1.5 810 3060 167 21 7717
Florida 25700 -14703 11334 62 125             257904 3.3 -11223 121476 467 1325 259696
Georgia 18938 -9949 9696 62 63             142729 3.6 -12235 74131 706 1103 144538
Hawaii 2442 -55 1178 7 11             18334 3.1 -288 10729 83 154 18574
Idaho 4581 -401 1772 41 4             42663 6.6 607 18836 521 111 43295
Illinois 25862 -1719 9664 64 64             276513 4.8 -1252 111196 592 842 277947
Indiana 18153 -2349 9057 59 185             154022 5.4 -4141 78041 449 1215 155701
Iowa 7282 -1083 3319 4 9             61557 4.2 3509 24715 59 222 61838
Kansas 4550 -1166 1734 0 1             42640 3.2 -431 21303 112 191 42943
Kentucky 11270 -1784 5632 22 19             88500 5.0 3499 49278 415 480 89395
Louisiana 4179 -348 1485 4 6             38002 2.1 -174 14606 132 175 38309
Maine 2650 -825 1109 3 3             24540 4.2 -312 9091 57 65 24663
Maryland 7386 -2322 1492 42 31             81118 3.3 -1234 34047 452 354 81924
Massachusetts 12716 -2269 4563 54 38             159631 5.0 4012 52688 577 617 160834
Michigan 31698 -11639 13853 32 91             363212 8.9 63158 171673 481 728 364421
Minnesota 9956 -1554 4168 13 20             113531 4.3 4486 40100 168 501 114200
Mississippi 4335 -489 2155 20 2             41627 3.7 -1461 20802 207 192 42027
Missouri 12607 -2215 4533 27 27             111891 4.2 -2085 48795 648 322 112864
Montana 2188 -705 652 39 11             22591 5.3 350 8994 572 103 23278
Nebraska 2216 -581 617 3 5             20230 2.2 1026 7559 64 63 20357
Nevada 7098 -1806 2804 4 5             69016 5.5 1925 35601 152 216 69384
New Hampshire 2128 -367 876 4 1             20266 3.3 484 9488 26 49 20341
New Jersey 18335 -2184 7322 35 27             203718 5.2 3992 70563 357 460 204535
New Mexico 2073 -736 1111 11 1             23769 3.0 700 10460 309 108 24186
New York 33598 -6923 13556 67 96             349325 4.1 6970 137175 1000 1623 351948
North Carolina 22878 -8253 8350 13 33             191628 4.8 -8426 99236 373 1274 207215
North Dakota 726 -361 170 1 0             10280 3.1 503 3959 50 26 10357
Ohio 24426 -9926 10019 15 115             251165 4.8 3891 114454 290 981 252436
Oklahoma 5047 406 3048 8 33             30801 2.1 1141 16070 67 290 31158
Oregon 13703 -1056 5939 86 31             111933 6.6 -2608 54420 874 506 113318
Pennsylvania 41838 -7754 15925 174 1027             342388 6.2 21072 130609 1429 1378 345195
Puerto Rico 5388 314 1931 7 9             51063 5.1 -185 10903 170 214 51447
Rhode Island 2624 689 628 2 3             24413 5.2 231 5047 41 124 24579
South Carolina 10611 -7769 3998 14 25             112552 6.0 1554 65757 211 496 113259
South Dakota 739 -334 353 8 4             7063 1.8 492 3405 98 24 7185
Tennessee 15045 -7470 9409 28 25             105987 3.9 -7887 57130 259 350 106611
Texas 24183 -7184 12378 22 91             202492 2.0 -3590 93196 676 1529 204717
Utah 3671 -886 1992 26 3             36829 3.1 1412 21331 548 120 37497
Vermont 1362 -336 538 0 6             14750 5.0 -65 5193 36 32 14819
Virgin Islands 49 -27 3 0 1             862 1.9 -228 180 2 10 874
Virginia 13230 682 6538 21 36             80927 2.3 22 40182 399 930 82256
Washington 14377 -3807 5231 55 93             129441 4.5 -5352 62830 621 1009 131073
West Virginia 3076 -781 992 1 7             27136 4.0 297 8117 103 169 27416
Wisconsin 23758 1355 8262 16 21             165469 6.0 7507 64943 287 671 166428
Wyoming 904 -137 282 4 4             6665 2.4 261 2607 122 38 6825
Totals 620112 -143875 250614 1586 2719             5730607 4.3 79490 2467571 20857 26742 5792264

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.