Washington, DC…In the week ending July 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claimswas 400,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 401,000. The 4-week moving average was 407,750, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 414,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.0 percent for the week ending July 23, unchanged from the prior week’s revised rate of 3.0 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 23 was 3,730,000, an increase of 10,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,720,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,729,750, an increase of 4,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,725,250.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 339,348 in the week ending July 30, a decrease of 29,939 from the previous week. There were 402,140 initial claims in the comparable week in 2010.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent during the week ending July 23, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,663,134, a decrease of 89,947 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.5 percent and the volume was 4,438,886.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 16 was 7,570,439, a decrease of 75,192 from the previous week.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia during the week ending July 16.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,737 in the week ending July 23, a decrease of 146 from the prior week. There were 2,704 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 65 from the preceding week.
There were 25,709 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 16, an increase of 748 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 37,707, a decrease of 593 from the prior week.
States reported 3,184,621 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 16, an increase of 12,193 from the prior week. There were 3,332,029 claimants in the comparable week in 2010. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending July 16 were in Puerto Rico (5.0), Pennsylvania (4.5), California (4.0), New Jersey (4.0), Alaska (3.9) Oregon (3.9), Connecticut (3.8), Rhode Island (3.8), Nevada (3.7) and Arizona (3.5).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 23 were in Maine (+77), Wyoming (+34), North Dakota (+30), New Mexico (+13), and South Dakota (+3) while the largest decreases were in California (-23,689), New York (-8,037), North Carolina (-7,511), Georgia (-6,399), and South Carolina (-5,837).
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 30||July 23||Change||July 16||Prior Year1|
|Initial Claims (SA)||400,000||401,000||-1,000||422,000||474,000|
|Initial Claims (NSA)||339,348||369,287||-29,939||470,077||402,140|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||407,750||414,500||-6,750||422,250||459,250|
|WEEK ENDING||Advance July 23||July 16||Change||July 9||Prior Year1|
|Ins. Unemployment (SA)||3,730,000||3,720,000||+10,000||3,720,000||4,534,000|
|Ins. Unemployment (NSA)||3,663,134||3,753,081||-89,947||3,783,316||4,438,886|
|4-Wk Moving Average (SA)||3,729,750||3,725,250||+4,500||3,726,250||4,545,750|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2||3.0||3.0||0.0||3.0||3.6|
|Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
|Newly Discharged Veterans||2,704||2,639||65||2,790|
|Federal Employees (UCFE)||25,709||24,961||748||22,875|
|Newly Discharged Veterans (UCX)||37,707||38,300||-593||42,687|
|State Additional Benefits 5||4,862||4,805||57||4,656|
|STC / Workshare 6||41,307||45,699||-4,392||58,627|
SA – Seasonally Adjusted Data, NSA – Not Seasonally Adjusted Data
1 – Prior year is comparable to most recent data.
2 – Most recent week used covered employment of 125,807,389 as denominator.
3 – EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity. Tier-specific EUC data can be found here: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/persons.xls
4 – Information on the EB program can be found here: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/extenben.asp
5 – Some states maintain additional benefit programs for those claimants who exhaust regular, extended and emergency benefits. Information on states that participate and the extent of benefits can be found starting on page 4-5 of this link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
6 – Information on STC/Worksharing can be found starting on page 4-9 of the following link: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/uilawcompar/2010/special.pdf
UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 07/23/2011
STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|
|CA||-23,689||Fewer layoffs in the service industry.|
|NY||-8,037||Fewer layoffs in the education related services, transportation, and construction industries.|
|NC||-7,511||Fewer layoffs in the furniture and fixtures, textile, lumber, and construction industries.|
|GA||-6,399||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, service, trade, and construction industries.|
|SC||-5,837||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|FL||-5,432||Fewer layoffs in the agriculture, manufacturing, construction, trade, and service industries.|
|MI||-5,188||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
|AL||-4,830||Fewer layoffs in the transportation, textile, construction, apparel, and service industries.|
|NJ||-3,300||Fewer layoffs in the education related services, trade, transportation, service, and construction industries.|
|MN||-3,106||Fewer furloughs in state government.|
|MO||-1,875||Fewer layoff in the manufacturing industry.|
|PA||-1,482||Fewer layoffs in the construction and service industries.|
|MA||-1,320||Seasonal decreases in all industries.|
|VA||-1,308||Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.|
STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000
|State||Change||State Supplied Comment|