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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending July 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 522,000, a decrease of 47,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 569,000. The 4-week moving average was 584,500, a decrease of 22,500 from the previous week's revised average of 607,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the week ending July 4, a decrease of 0.5 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate of 5.2 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 4 was 6,273,000, a decrease of 642,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,915,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,666,750, a decrease of 110,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 6,777,000.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.449 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 667,534 in the week ending July 11, an increase of 86,389 from the previous week. There were 483,981 initial claims in the comparable week in 2008.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent during the
week ending July 4, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number
for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 6,135,066, an increase
of 63,714 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.3 percent
and the volume was 3,118,724.
Extended benefits were available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin during the week ending June 27.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,642 in the week ending July 4, an increase of 14 from the prior week. There were 1,870 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 192 from the preceding week.
There were 17,471 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 27, an increase of 17 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 28,772, an increase of 242 from the prior week.
States reported 2,525,342 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 27, an increase of 6,241 from the prior week. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 27 were in Michigan (7.2 percent), Puerto Rico (6.9), Oregon (6.5), Pennsylvania (6.3), Nevada (6.1), Wisconsin (5.8), California (5.4), South Carolina (5.4), Connecticut (5.2), Illinois (5.2), New Jersey (5.2), and North Carolina (5.2).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 4 were in Michigan (+12,144), New York (+8,913), Wisconsin (+5,838), Indiana (+5,430), and Ohio (+4,240), while the largest decreases were in New Jersey (-5,030), California (-4,293), North Carolina (-3,983), Kansas (-3,544), and Oregon
|WEEK ENDING||July 11||July 4||Change||June 27||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||522,000||569,000||-47,000||617,000||387,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||667,534||581,145||+86,389||559,857||483,981|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||584,500||607,000||-22,500||616,000||387,750|
|WEEK ENDING||July 4||June 27||Change||June 20||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||6,273,000||6,915,000||-642,000||6,724,000||3,169,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||6,135,066||6,071,352||+63,714||6,078,496||3,118,724|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||6,666,750||6,777,000||-110,250||6,757,000||3,172,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||4.7%||5.2%||-0.5||5.0%||2.4%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,870||2,062||-192||1,378|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||28,772||28,530||+242||18,903|
|Railroad Retirement Board||10,000||10,000||0||2,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/04/2009
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NJ||-5,030||Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, trade, and service industries.|
|CA||-4,293||Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the service industry.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|FL||+1,679||Layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|IA||+3,351||Increase due to temporary holiday layoffs.|
|OH||+4,240||Layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|IN||+5,430||Layoffs in the automobile, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|WI||+5,838||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|NY||+8,913||Layoffs in the transportation and service industries.|
|MI||+12,144||Most industries posted increases.|
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