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|Media Contact: (202) 693-4676||June 6, 2013|
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending June 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 346,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 357,000. The 4-week moving average was 352,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average of 348,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending May 25, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 25 was 2,952,000, a decrease of 52,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,004,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,975,750, a decrease of 15,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,991,000.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 293,021 in the week ending June 1, a decrease of 27,102 from the previous week. There were 324,385 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.1 percent during the week ending May 25, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,724,677, a decrease of 83,608 from the preceding week's revised level of 2,808,285. A year earlier, the rate was 2.4 percent and the volume was 3,062,538.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending May 18 was 4,646,761, an increase of 68,169 from the previous week. There were 5,970,572 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.
Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending May 18.
Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,365 in the week ending May 25, an increase of 299 from the prior week. There were 1,955 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 108 from the preceding week.
There were 17,862 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 18, an increase of 551 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,944, an increase of 614 from the prior week.
States reported 1,760,593 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 18, an increase of 33,934 from the prior week. There were 2,572,613 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 May 18 were in Alaska (4.9), Puerto Rico (4.3), California (3.2), New Mexico (3.2), New Jersey (3.1), Connecticut (3.0), Pennsylvania (3.0), Nevada (2.8), Oregon (2.7), and Illinois (2.6).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending May 25 were in California (+8,622), Missouri (+2,999), Kentucky (+1,750), Pennsylvania (+1,333), and Kansas (+1,325), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-2,185), North Carolina (-1,747), South Carolina (-867), Tennessee (-686), and Texas (-608).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance June 1||May 25||Change||May 18||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||346,000||357,000||-11,000||344,000||378,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||293,021||320,123||-27,102||304,079||324,385|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||352,500||348,000||+4,500||340,500||376,000|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance May 25||May 18||Change||May 11||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||2,952,000||3,004,000||-52,000||2,923,000||3,325,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||2,724,677||2,808,285||-83,608||2,776,720||3,062,538|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||2,975,750||2,991,000||-15,250||2,998,000||3,303,250|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||2.3%||2.3%||0.0||2.3%||2.6%|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate
|Newly Discharged Veterans||1,955||2,063||-108||2,304|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||17,862||17,311||+551||16,186|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||35,944||35,330||+614||38,482|
|State Additional Benefits 5||5,459||5,858||-399||5,771|
|STC / Workshare 6||25,199||21,949||+3,250||32,228|
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 05/25/2013
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|NC||-1,747||Fewer layoffs in the construction industry.|
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||+8,622||Layoffs in the service industry.|
|MO||+2,999||Layoffs in the accommodations and food service, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing industries.|
|PA||+1,333||Layoffs in the transportation equipment, entertainment, lodging and food service, and manufacturing industries.|
|KS||+1,325||Layoffs in the education service and transportation industries.|
|FL||+1,198||Layoffs in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade, retail, and service industries.|
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