Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for Week Ending July 4, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—July 9, 2015

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending July 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 297,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 281,000 to 282,000. The 4-week moving average was 279,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 274,750 to 275,000. There were no special factors impacting this week’s initial claims.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.7 percent for the week ending June 27, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 27 was 2,334,000, an increase of 69,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 1,000 from 2,264,000 to 2,265,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,268,250, an increase of 15,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 2,252,500 to 2,252,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 303,892 in the week ending July 4, an increase of 29,246 (or 10.6 percent) from the previous week. The seasonal factors had expected an increase of 14,396 (or 5.2 percent) from the previous week. There were 322,753 initial claims in the comparable week in 2014. The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent during the week ending June 27, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,145,271, an increase of 39,195 (or 1.9 percent) from the preceding week. The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 24,911 (or -1.2 percent) from the previous week. A year earlier the rate was 1.8 percent and the volume was 2,395,821.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 20 was 2,148,300, an increase of 758 from the previous week. There were 2,466,780 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2014.

No state was triggered “on” the Extended Benefits program during the week ending June 20.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 879 in the week ending June 27, an increase of 72 from the prior week. There were 1,309 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 34 from the preceding week.

There were 9,732 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 20, a decrease of 84 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 17,826, a decrease of 1,108 from the prior week.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 20 were in Puerto Rico (3.4), Alaska 2.6), Pennsylvania (2.5), New Jersey (2.4), Connecticut (2.3), Nevada (2.3), California (2.2), West Virginia (2.2), Arkansas (2.0), and Illinois (2.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 27 were in New Jersey (+7,013), Massachusetts (+2,989), California (+2,930), Connecticut (+2,648), and New York (+1,563), while the largest decreases were in Pennsylvania (-4,380), Wisconsin (-1,925), Florida (-1,626), Arkansas (-722), and Nevada (-562).

Source: www.dol.gov