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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||July 19, 2012|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending July 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, an increase of 34,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 352,000. The 4-week moving average was 375,500, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 377,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending July 7, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 7 was 3,314,000, an increase of 1,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,313,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,311,750, an increase of 1,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,310,750.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 452,960 in the week ending July 14, an increase of 10,768 from the previous week. There were 470,086 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent during the week ending July 7, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,356,765, an increase of 246,164 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.0 percent and the volume was 3,783,316.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 30 was 5,752,116 a decrease of 121,985 from the previous week.
Extended benefits were available in the Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, during the week ending June 30.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,710 in the week ending July 7, an increase of 263 from the prior week. There were 2,279 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 344 from the preceding week.
There were 16,437 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 30, an increase of 427 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,478, a decrease of 898 from the prior week.
States reported 2,524,363 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending June 30, a decrease of 81,924 from the prior week. There were 3,154,001 claimants in the comparable week in 2011. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 30 were in Puerto Rico (4.2), Alaska (3.8), Pennsylvania (3.7), Connecticut (3.5), New Jersey (3.5), Rhode Island (3.3), California (3.1), Massachusetts (3.0), Nevada (3.0), and New York (3.0).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 7 were in New York (+22,336), Michigan (+7,602), Ohio (+5,976), Pennsylvania (+4,775), and Wisconsin (+4,615), while the largest decreases were in California (-9,016), New Jersey (-5,282), Connecticut (-917), Massachusetts (-716), and Oklahoma (-671).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 14||July 7||Change||June 30||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||386,000||352,000||+34,000||376,000||418,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||452,960||442,192||+10,768||369,826||470,086|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||375,500||377,000||-1,500||386,250||418,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 7||June 30||Change||June 23||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,314,000||3,313,000||+1,000||3,318,000||3,727,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,356,765||3,110,601||+246,164||3,145,031||3,783,316|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,311,750||3,310,750||+1,000||3,307,250||3,726,750|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.6%||2.6%||0.0||2.6%||3.0%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,279||2,623||-344||2,445|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||16,437||16,010||+427||24,227|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||37,478||38,376||-898||36,272|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,742||4,943||-201||5,012|
|STC / Workshare 6||24,013||26,128||-2,115||37,375|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/7/2012
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-9,016||Shortened work week due to July 4th holiday. All sectors saw a decrease, with the largest decrease in the service industries.|
|NJ||-5,282||Fewer layoffs in the educational service, transportation/warehousing and public administration industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||+22,336||Layoffs in the transportation, educational service, and healthcare and social assistance industries.|
|MI||+7,602||Layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
Layoffs in the professional, scientific, and technology service, fabricated metals, and construction.
|FL||+4,087||Layoffs in the construction, administrative support service, manufacturing, wholesale trade, and retail trade industries.|
|IN||+3,576||Layoffs in manufacturing.|
|IL||+2,586||Layoffs in the construction, manufacturing and administrative support service industries.|
|AL||+2,133||Layoffs in all sectors, largest increases in administrative support service, machinery manufacturing, and transportation equipment manufacturing.|
|MO||+2,080||Layoffs in the manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and administrative support service industries.|
|NC||+1,722||Layoffs in the business services, textile mill products, nonclassifiable establishments, food and kindred products, apparel, and fabricated metal products industries.|
|WA||+1,678||Layoffs in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, utilities, manufacturing, retail trade, and educational service industries.|
|TN||+1,645||Layoffs in the administrative and support service, professional, scientific, and technology services, educational service, and manufacturing industries.|
|TX||+1,324||Layoffs in the manufacturing, finance, and transportation industries.|
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