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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending April 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 484,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 460,000. The 4-week moving average was 457,750, an increase of 7,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 450,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending April 3, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.5 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 3 was 4,639,000, an increase of 73,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,566,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,638,500, a decrease of 13,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,652,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.217 million.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 514,742 in the week ending April 10, an increase of 99,730 from the previous week. There were 610,522 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.8 percent during the
week ending April 3, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 4,931,188, a decrease of 114,048 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 4.7 percent and the volume was 6,327,841.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending March 27.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,240 in the week ending April 3, an increase of 53 from the prior week. There were 3,114 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 801 from the preceding week.
There were 20,933 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending March 27, a decrease of 67 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 34,694, a decrease of 2,190 from the prior week.
States reported 5,855,301 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending March 27, an increase of 261,817 from the prior week. There were 2,148,241 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 March 27 were in Alaska (6.8 percent), Oregon (6.0), Puerto Rico (5.9), Pennsylvania (5.6), Wisconsin (5.5), Michigan (5.4), Montana (5.3), Idaho (5.2), Nevada (5.2), California (4.8), North Carolina (4.8), and Rhode Island (4.8).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending April 3 were in Pennsylvania (+5,314), New Jersey (+3,582), Illinois (+2,250), Ohio (+1,769), and Washington (+1,673), while the largest decreases were in Texas (-3,138), California (-2,973), Florida (-2,646), North Carolina (-1,839), and Puerto Rico
|WEEK ENDING||April 10||April 3||Change||March 27||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||484,000||460,000||+24,000||442,000||609,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||514,742||415,012||+99,730||408,204||610,522|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||457,750||450,250||+7,500||448,000||636,250|
|WEEK ENDING||April 3||March 27||Change||March 20||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||4,639,000||4,566,000||+73,000||4,681,000||5,992,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||4,931,188||5,045,236||-114,048||5,195,732||6,327,841|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||4,638,500||4,652,250||-13,750||4,684,250||5,811,500|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.6%||3.5%||+0.1||3.6%||4.5%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||3,114||2,313||+801||1,707|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||34,694||36,884||-2,190||28,738|
|Railroad Retirement Board||8,000||8,000||0||9,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 04/03/2010
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|TX||-3,138||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|CA||-2,973||Decrease due to a shorter workweek (recognizing March 31, 2010, as a state holiday).|
|FL||-2,646||Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|NC||-1,839||Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, paper, and transportation industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NV||+1,450||Layoffs in the service industry.|
|IL||+2,250||Layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.|
|NJ||+3,582||Layoffs in the public administration, transportation, warehousing, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|PA||+5,314||Layoffs in the construction, service, food, and transportation industries.|
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