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Calendar Year 2013 Seasonal Factors: Seasonal factors for CY 2013 and the revised seasonal factors and historical series for CY 2008-2012 for both initial claims and continued claims will be made available on line March 28, 2013, with the release of the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report .
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending March 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 336,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 334,000. The 4-week moving average was 339,750, a decrease of 7,500 from the previous week's revised average of 347,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending March 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 9 was 3,053,000, an increase of 5,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,048,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,076,250, a decrease of 28,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,104,250.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 299,143 in the week ending March 16, a decrease of 18,383 from the previous week. There were 319,498 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.7 percent during the week ending March 9, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,437,345, a decrease of 64,575 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,501,920. A year earlier, the rate was 3.0 percent and the volume was 3,815,580.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending March 2 was 5,369,007, a decrease of 250,853 from the previous week. There were 7,284,741 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.
Extended Benefits were available only in Alaska during the week ending March 2.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,077 in the week ending March 9, a decrease of 182 from the prior week. There were 2,489 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 14 from the preceding week.
There were 20,717 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending March 2, a decrease of 807 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,291, a decrease of 995 from the prior week.
States reported 1,780,843 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending March 2, a decrease of 136,315 from the prior week. There were 2,852,383 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending March 2 were in Alaska (5.8), Puerto Rico (4.4), Rhode Island (4.2), Montana (4.1), New Jersey (4.1), Pennsylvania (4.1), Connecticut (4.0), Wisconsin (3.9), Illinois (3.6), and Massachusetts (3.6).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending March 9 were in Georgia (+1,678), Florida (+802), Pennsylvania (+801), Ohio (+741), and Texas (+640), while the largest decreases were in New York (-7,248), California (-6,189), Illinois (-1,172), Kansas (-1,098), and Alabama (-1,083).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance March 16||March 9||Change||March 2||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||336,000||334,000||+2,000||342,000||364,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||299,143||317,526||-18,383||335,680||319,498|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||339,750||347,250||-7,500||349,250||368,500|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance March 9||March 2||Change||Feb. 23||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,053,000||3,048,000||+5,000||3,113,000||3,383,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,437,345||3,501,920||-64,575||3,611,062||3,815,580|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,076,250||3,104,250||-28,000||3,126,500||3,410,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.4%||2.4%||0.0||2.4%||2.7%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,489||2,475||+14||2,508|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||20,717||21,524||-807||25,728|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||38,291||39,286||-995||41,356|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,807||8,064||-3,257||4,896|
|STC / Workshare 6||29,556||29,994||-438||48,751|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 03/09/2013
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||-7,248||Fewer layoffs in educational service, food service,and transportation industries.|
|CA||-6,189||Fewer layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.|
|AL||-1,083||Fewer layoffs in the plastics and rubber products industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|GA||+1,678||Layoffs in the manufacturing, trade, construction, and administrative and support service industry.|
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