Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Edge Up by 37,000

United States Department of Labor
United States Department of Labor

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- In the week ending June 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 412,000, an increase of 37,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 376,000 to 375,000. The 4-week moving average was 395,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 14, 2020 when it was 225,500. The previous week’s average was revised up by 500 from 402,500 to 403,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent for the week ending June 5, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 5 was 3,518,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 18,000 from 3,499,000 to 3,517,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,603,750, a decrease of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 21, 2020 when it was 2,071,750. The previous week’s average was revised up by 7,500 from 3,651,250 to 3,658,750.

Unadjusted Data

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 402,352 in the week ending June 12, an increase of 37,174 (or 10.2 percent) from the previous week. The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 432 (or -0.1 percent) from the previous week. There were 1,457,102 initial claims in the comparable week in 2020. In addition, for the week ending June 12, 52 states reported 118,025 initial claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the week ending June 5, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted level of insured unemployment in state programs totaled 3,288,318, a decrease of 45,145 (or -1.4 percent) from the preceding week. The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 46,651 (or -1.4 percent) from the previous week. A year earlier the rate was 12.8 percent and the volume was 18,687,253.

The total number of continued weeks claimed for benefits in all programs for the week ending May 29 was 14,828,950, a decrease of 559,873 from the previous week. There were 30,170,225 weekly claims filed for benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2020.

During the week ending May 29, Extended Benefits were available in the following 12 states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 613 in the week ending June 5, a decrease of 200 from the prior week. There were 428 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 30 from the preceding week.

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