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|Media Contact :||January 6, 2011|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Jan. 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 409,000, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 391,000. The 4-week moving average was 410,750, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of 414,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.3 percent for the week ending Dec. 25, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.3 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Dec. 25 was 4,103,000, a decrease of 47,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,150,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,122,500, a decrease of 2,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,125,250.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 577,279 in the week ending Jan. 1, an increase of 52,038 from the previous week. There were 645,446 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent during the
week ending Dec. 25, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number
for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 4,390,661, an increase
of 273,882 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.2 percent
and the volume was 5,484,997.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending Dec. 18 was 8,765,952.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, during the week ending Dec. 18.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,228 in the week ending Dec. 25, a decrease of 301 from the prior week. There were 1,836 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 660 from the preceding week.
There were 47,113 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Dec. 18, a decrease of 3,857 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 40,559, a decrease of 2,655 from the prior week.
States reported 3,577,663 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Dec. 18, a decrease of 133,625 from the prior week. There were 5,140,373 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 Dec. 18 were in Alaska (6.6 percent), Puerto Rico (4.9), Idaho (4.6), Montana (4.5), Oregon (4.5), Nevada (4.4), Pennsylvania (4.4), Illinois (4.3), Wisconsin (4.3), California (4.1), and Rhode Island (4.1).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Dec. 25 were in California (+15,972), Wisconsin (+3,109), North Carolina (+2,992), Indiana (+2,896), and Massachusetts (+2,738), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-4,956), Texas (-3,904), Georgia (-3,089), Oklahoma (-2,133), and Illinois (-1,847).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Jan. 1||Dec. 25||Change||Dec. 18||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||409,000||391,000||+18,000||420,000||456,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||577,279||525,241||+52,038||495,548||645,446|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||410,750||414,250||-3,500||426,000||467,250|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Dec. 25||Dec. 18||Change||Dec. 11||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,103,000||4,150,000||-47,000||4,070,000||5,000,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||4,390,661||4,116,779||+273,882||4,179,504||5,484,997|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,122,500||4,125,250||-2,750||4,157,000||5,164,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.3%||3.3%||0.0||3.2%||3.8%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,836||2,496||-660||1,392|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||47,113||50,970||-3,857||25,805|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||40,559||43,214||-2,655||34,412|
|State Additional Benefits 5||6,980||6,678||+302||2,519|
|STC / Workshare 6||47,288||47,306||-18||82,070|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 12/25/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|FL||-4,956||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and service industries, and agriculture.|
|TX||-3,904||A shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|GA||-3,089||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|RI||+1,224||Layoffs in the transportation, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|NJ||+1,258||Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|PA||+1,458||Layoffs in the food, transportation, fabricated metals, and service industries.|
|AR||+1,553||Layoffs in the transportation industry.|
|TN||+1,707||Layoffs in the transportation, trade, and service industries.|
|MO||+1,806||Layoffs in the service, transportation, and warehousing industries.|
|NY||+2,029||Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|KY||+2,063||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|IA||+2,219||Layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|MA||+2,738||Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, construction, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|IN||+2,896||Layoffs in the automobile, transportation, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|NC||+2,992||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, mining, textile, and stone/clay/glass industries.|
|WI||+3,109||Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing industries.|
|CA||+15,972||Layoffs in the transportation, construction, service, and manufacturing industries.|
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