Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for Week Ending June 13, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—June 18, 2015

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 267,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 279,000. The 4-week moving average was 276,750, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 278,750.

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 6, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 6 was 2,222,000, a decrease of 50,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 7,000 from 2,265,000 to 2,272,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,231,000, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 1,750 from 2,226,750 to 2,228,500.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 258,119 in the week ending June 13, a decrease of 17,500 (or -6.3 percent) from the previous week. The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 5,864 (or -2.1 percent) from the previous week. There were 301,195 initial claims in the comparable week in 2014.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.5 percent during the week ending June 6, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,053,584, a decrease of 43,401 (or -2.1 percent) from the preceding week. The seasonal factors had expected an increase of 2,272 (or 0.1 percent) from the previous week. A year earlier the rate was 1.8 percent and the volume was 2,387,182.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending May 30 was 2,142,307, an increase of 79,821 from the previous week. There were 2,479,465 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 May 30.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,187 in the week ending June 6, an increase of 405 from the prior week. There were 1,483 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 377 from the preceding week.

There were 9,959 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 30, an increase of 612 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 19,203, an increase of 1,008 from the prior week.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending May 30 were in Alaska (3.1), Puerto Rico (3.0), the Virgin Islands (2.7), New Jersey (2.5), California (2.4), Connecticut (2.3), Nevada (2.2), Pennsylvania (2.2), West Virginia (2.2), and Wyoming (2.1).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 6 were in California (+10,917), Pennsylvania (+4,130), Texas (+3,489), Illinois (+3,008), and Florida (+2,502), while the largest decreases were in Missouri (-827), Nebraska (-195), New Mexico (-177), Kansas (-171), and North Dakota (-149).

Source: dol.gov