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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for Week Ending July 20, 2013

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 25, 2013.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 343,000, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 336,000. The 4-week moving average was 345,250, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 346,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending July 13, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 13 was 2,997,000, a decrease of 119,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,116,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,023,250, an increase of 2,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,020,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 338,140 in the week ending July 20, a decrease of 71,879 from the previous week. There were 340,780 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent during the week ending July 13, 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 3,047,802, a decrease of 98,920 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,146,722. A year earlier, the rate was 2.6 percent and the volume was 3,336,728.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 6 was 4,840,609, an increase of 317,403 from the previous week. There were 6,034,225 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending July 6.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,308 in the week ending July 13, an increase of 585 from the prior week. There were 2,399 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 356 from the preceding week.

There were 19,774 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending July 6, an increase of 1,961 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 36,492, an increase of 3,360 from the prior week.

States reported 1,612,242 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending July 6, a decrease of 24,489 from the prior week. There were 2,556,456 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 July 13 were in Puerto Rico (4.2), California (3.8), Connecticut (3.6), New Jersey (3.6), Alaska (3.5), North Carolina (3.4), Pennsylvania (3.3), New Mexico (3.2), Illinois (2.9), Nevada (2.9), New York (2.9), Oregon (2.9), Virgin Island (2.9).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending July 13 were in Georgia (+7,027), California (+6,799), Texas (+6,001), Alabama (+5,846), and Tennessee (+3,820), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-11,969), New York (-4,743), New Jersey (-4,477), Ohio (-2,501), and Kentucky (-2,163).

Source: dol.gov

 

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