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|Media Contact :||January 13, 2011|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Jan. 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 445,000, an increase of 35,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 410,000. The 4-week moving average was 416,500, an increase of 5,500 from the previous week's revised average of 411,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.1 percent for the week ending Jan. 1, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.3 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Jan. 1 was 3,879,000, a decrease of 248,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,127,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,056,500, a decrease of 72,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,128,500.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 770,413 in the week ending Jan. 8, an increase of 191,686 from the previous week. There were 815,593 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.8 percent during the
week ending Jan. 1, an increase of 0.3 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 4,766,951, an increase of 351,439 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.6 percent and the volume was 6,013,891.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending Dec. 25 was 9,193,838.
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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, during the week ending Dec. 25.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,922 in the week ending Jan. 1, a decrease of 308 from the prior week. There were 2,042 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 208 from the preceding week.
There were 49,772 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Dec. 25, an increase of 2,659 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 41,865, an increase of 1,297 from the prior week.
States reported 3,773,092 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Dec. 25, an increase of 195,429 from the prior week. There were 4,980,124 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. 25 were in Alaska (7.5 percent), Oregon (5.2), Idaho (5.1), Montana (4.9), Wisconsin (4.8), Pennsylvania (4.7), Puerto Rico (4.6), Nevada (4.5), Illinois (4.4), and Michigan (4.3).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Jan. 1 were in Georgia (+11,997), Michigan (+10,129), Pennsylvania (+9,004), New York (+8,379), and Wisconsin (+7,236), while the largest decreases were in California (-13,694), Florida (-1,867), Nevada (-972), Kansas (-841), and New Mexico (-721).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Jan. 8||Jan. 1||Change||Dec. 25||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||445,000||410,000||+35,000||391,000||470,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||770,413||578,727||+191,686||525,710||815,593|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||416,500||411,000||+5,500||414,250||462,250|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance Jan. 1||Dec. 25||Change||Dec. 18||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,879,000||4,127,000||-248,000||4,150,000||4,862,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||4,766,951||4,415,512||+351,439||4,116,684||6,013,891|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,056,500||4,128,500||-72,000||4,125,250||5,049,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.1%||3.3%||-0.2||3.3%||3.7%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,042||1,834||+208||1,462|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||49,772||47,113||+2,659||25,963|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||41,865||40,568||+1,297||36,078|
|State Additional Benefits 5||6,549||6,976||-427||2,630|
|STC / Workshare 6||44,717||52,918||-8,201||77,010|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 01/01/2011
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-13,694||Fewer layoffs in the service industry.|
|FL||-1,867||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|AR||+1,006||Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|TX||+1,377||Layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|SC||+1,413||Layoffs in the industrial machinery industry.|
|AL||+1,568||Layoffs in the transportation equipment, furniture, and service industries.|
|OH||+2,321||Increase due to holiday shutdowns.|
|CT||+2,488||Layoffs in the construction, trade, transportation, and manufacturing industries.|
|VA||+2,941||State offices closed 1 day for New Year's vs. 2 for Christmas, as well as layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NJ||+3,067||Layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|WI||+7,236||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NY||+8,379||Layoffs in the transportation and service industries.|
|PA||+9,004||Layoffs in the construction, trade, transportation, and transportation equipment industries.|
|MI||+10,129||All industries showed sizable increases.|
|GA||+11,997||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
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