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UI Weekly Claims
|EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION||USDL13-1157-NAT|
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|Tom Stengle (202) 693-2991||RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL|
|Tony Sznoluch (202) 693-3176||8:30 A.M. (Eastern), Thursday|
|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||June 13, 2013|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending June 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 334,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 346,000. The 4-week moving average was 345,250, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 352,500.
Recent and Prospective Changes to State EB and EUC 2008 Trigger Status Tied to Federal Law in Effect June 9, 2013.
The next release of state total unemployment rate (TUR) data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled for 10:00am (Eastern) on June 21, 2013.
Changes in State Eligibility
The Virgin Islands trigger value meets the 7.0% threshold to trigger "on" to Tier 2 and Tier 3, but mandatory "off" period in EUC08 delays trigger "on" date.
Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 7, 2013, the estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate in the Virgin Islands has met the 7.0% trigger rate threshold to trigger "on" in Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. However, the Virgin Islands is currently in a mandatory 13 week "off" period that started March 31, 2013, and will not conclude before June 29, 2013. As a result, the Virgin Islands will remain in an "off" period in Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08 through June 29, 2013, and will trigger "on" to Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08 effective June 30, 2013. The week beginning June 30, 2013, will be the first week in which EUC08 claimants in the Virgin Islands who have exhausted Tier 2, and are otherwise eligible, can establish Tier 3 eligibility.