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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||August 16, 2012|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending August 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 366,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 364,000. The 4-week moving average was 363,750, a decrease of 5,500 from the previous week's revised average of 369,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending August 4, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending August 4, was 3,305,000, a decrease of 31,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,336,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,303,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,306,000.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 315,776 in the week ending August 11, a decrease of 4,443 from the previous week. There were 346,014 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent during the week ending August 4, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,172,998, a decrease of 69,887 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,553,649.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 28 was 5,680,545, a decrease of 69,782 from the previous week.
Extended benefits were only available in Idaho during the week ending July 28,
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,246 in the week ending August 4, a decrease of -221 from the prior week. There were 2,538 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 121 from the preceding week.
There were 18,115 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 28, an increase of 655 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 40,099, an increase of 925 from the prior week.
States reported 2,350,202 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 28, a decrease of 62,736 from the prior week. There were 3,130,608 persons claiming EUC 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 July 28 were in theVirgin Islands (4.5), Puerto Rico (4.0), Pennsylvania (3.9), New Jersey (3.8), Connecticut (3.6), Alaska (3.5), California (3.5), Rhode Island (3.3), New York (3.2), and Nevada (3.1).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending August 4 were in California (+3,069), Pennsylvania (+2,534), Illinois (+1,165), Ohio (+1,018), and Missouri (+935), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-4,157), New York (-2,653), Puerto Rico (-1,394), Tennessee (-318), and Florida (-300).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance August 11||August 4||Change||July 28||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||366,000||364,000||+2,000||368,000||408,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||315,776||320,219||-4,443||312,931||346,014|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||363,750||369,250||-5,500||366,250||402,750|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance August 4||July 28||Change||July 21||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,305,000||3,336,000||-31,000||3,280,000||3,709,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,172,998||3,242,885||-69,887||3,246,888||3,553,649|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,303,000||3,306,000||-3,000||3,300,500||3,714,000|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.6%||2.6%||0.0||2.6%||2.9%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,538||2,417||+121||2,954|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||18,115||17,460||+655||26,134|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||40,099||39,174||+925||37,627|
|State Additional Benefits 5||5,319||5,430||-111||3,577|
|STC / Workshare 6||26,746||30,189||-3,443||40,622|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 08/04/2012
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NY||-2,653||Fewer layoff in the construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, and retail trade industries.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||+3,069||Layoffs in the service industry.|
|PA||+2,534||Layoffs in the construction, health care and social service industries.|
Layoffs in the construction, administrative support service, and retail trade industries.
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