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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Aug. 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 308,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 314,000. The 4-week moving average was 309,250, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average of 316,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.0 percent for the week ending July 30, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 2.0 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 30 was 2,573,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the preceding week's unrevised level of 2,581,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,582,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,593,000.
UNADJUSTED DATAThe advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 267,461 in the week ending Aug. 6, an increase of 5,819 from the previous week. There were 291,611 initial claims in the comparable week in 2004.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent during the
week ending July 30, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week.
The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 2,475,224, a decrease of 33,668 from the preceding week. A year earlier,
the rate was 2.2 percent and the volume was 2,755,373.
Extended benefits were not available in any state during the week ending July 23.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,670 in the week ending July 30, an increase of 151 from the prior week. There were 1,984 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 61 from the preceding week.
There were 16,569 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 23, an increase of 424 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 29,951, an increase of 1,378 from the prior week.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending July 23 were in Michigan (3.3 percent), Alaska (3.2), New Jersey (3.0), Pennsylvania (3.0), Rhode Island (2.8), Oregon (2.7), Arkansas (2.5), Connecticut (2.5), Massachusetts (2.4), California (2.3), New York (2.3), and Wisconsin (2.3).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 30 were in Washington (+428), Arkansas (+350), Maine (+186), Idaho (+158), and New Mexico (+55), while the largest decreases were in North Carolina (-6,263), Tennessee (-2,737), Georgia (-2,643), Puerto Rico (-1,751), and Missouri (-1,749).
|WEEK ENDING||Aug. 6||July 30||Change||July 23||Year|
|Initial Claims (SA)||308,000||314,000||-6,000||310,000||333,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||267,461||261,642||+5,819||295,013||291,611|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||309,250||316,500||-7,250||318,250||339,750|
|WEEK ENDING||July 30||July 23||Change||July 16||Year|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||2,573,000||2,581,000||-8,000||2,603,000||2,876,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,475,224||2,508,892||-33,668||2,634,727||2,755,373|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||2,582,000||2,593,000||-11,000||2,590,750||2,884,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.0%||2.0%||0.0||2.0%||2.3%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2||1.9%||2.0%||-0.1||2.1%||2.2%|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,984||2,045||-61||2,083|
|Newly Discharged Veterans||29,951||28,573||+1,378||26,032|
|Railroad Retirement Board||2,000||2,000||0||2,000|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/30/2005
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NC||-6,263||Fewer layoffs in the lumber/wood, rubber/plastics, textile, apparel, furniture, fabricated metals, and service industries.|
|TN||-2,737||Fewer layoffs in the industrial machinery, chemical, primary metals, apparel, and service industries.|
|GA||-2,643||Fewer layoffs in the textile industry.|
|MO||-1,749||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and furniture industries.|
|SC||-1,406||Fewer layoffs in the textile industry.|
|IL||-1,405||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|FL||-1,347||Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries, and agriculture.|
|MN||-1,266||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|TX||-1,146||Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.|
|AL||-1,118||Fewer layoffs in the service and primary metals industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
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