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|Media Contact :||September 20, 2007|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Sept. 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 311,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 320,000. The 4-week moving average was 320,750, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of 324,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent for the week ending Sept. 8, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 2.0 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Sept. 8 was 2,544,000, a decrease of 53,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,597,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,576,500, a decrease of 5,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,582,000.
UNADJUSTED DATAThe advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 259,721 in the week ending Sept. 15, an increase of 14,270 from the previous week. There were 267,036 initial claims in the comparable week in 2006.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.7 percent during the
week ending Sept. 8, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number
for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,246,792, an increase
of 10,389 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 1.7 percent
and the volume was 2,152,929.
Extended benefits were not available in any state during the week ending Sept. 1.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 924 in the week ending Sept. 8, a decrease of 189 from the prior week. There were 1,646 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 202 from the preceding week.
There were 14,028 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Sept. 1, an increase of 253 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 21,407, a decrease of 29 from the prior week.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Sept. 1 were in Puerto Rico (4.2 percent), New Jersey (3.0), Pennsylvania (2.6), Rhode Island (2.6), Michigan (2.4), Arkansas (2.3), Massachusetts (2.3), Alaska (2.2), Connecticut (2.2), and Oregon (2.2).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Sept. 8 were in Michigan (+1,741), Georgia (+1,268), Arkansas (+455), Massachusetts (+405), and Washington (+381), while the largest decreases were in California (-4,349), Texas (-2,470), New York (-2,168), Florida (-1,998), and Wisconsin
|WEEK ENDING||Sept. 15||Sept. 8||Change||Sept. 1||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||311,000||320,000||-9,000||315,000||322,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||259,721||245,451||+14,270||257,454||267,036|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||320,750||324,250||-3,500||325,000||316,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Sept. 8||Sept. 1||Change||Aug. 25||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||2,544,000||2,597,000||-53,000||2,592,000||2,447,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,246,792||2,236,403||+10,389||2,353,210||2,152,929|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||2,576,500||2,582,000||-5,500||2,570,000||2,468,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||1.9%||2.0%||-0.1||2.0%||1.9%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,646||1,848||-202||1,826|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||21,407||21,436||-29||24,387|
|Railroad Retirement Board||2,000||2,000||0||2,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 09/08/2007
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-4,349||Fewer layoffs in the construction and trade industries.|
|TX||-2,470||Fewer layoffs in the finance and manufacturing industries.|
|NY||-2,168||Fewer layoffs in the construction and transportation industries.|
|FL||-1,998||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|WI||-1,770||Fewer layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.|
|KY||-1,280||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|GA||+1,268||Layoffs in the textile and manufacturing industries.|
|MI||+1,741||Layoffs in the automobile industry.|
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