Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for Week Ending June 20, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—June 25, 2015

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending June 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 271,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 267,000 to 268,000. The 4-week moving average was 273,750, a decrease of 3,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 276,750 to 277,000. 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 13, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending June 13 was 2,247,000, an increase of 22,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 3,000 from 2,222,000 to 2,225,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,237,000, an increase of 5,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 750 from 2,231,000 to 2,231,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 263,221 in the week ending June 20, an increase of 4,457 (or 1.7 percent) from the previous week. The seasonal factors had expected an increase of 1,607 (or 0.6 percent) from the previous week. There were 305,029 initial claims in the comparable week in 2014.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent during the week ending June 13, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,101,132, an increase of 44,959 (or 2.2 percent) from the preceding week. The seasonal factors had expected an increase of 24,478 (or 1.2 percent) from the previous week. A year earlier the rate was 1.8 percent and the volume was 2,413,778.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 6 was 2,101,392, a decrease of 40,915 from the previous week. There were 2,441,475 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 6.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 739 in the week ending June 13, a decrease of 448 from the prior week. There were 1,343 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 140 from the preceding week.

There were 9,608 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending June 6, a decrease of 351 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 17,982, a decrease of 1,221 from the prior week.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending June 6 were in Puerto Rico (3.3), Alaska (3.0), New Jersey (2.4), California (2.2), Connecticut (2.2), Nevada (2.2), Pennsylvania (2.2), West Virginia (2.2), Arkansas (2.0), and the Virgin Islands (2.0).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 13 were in Pennsylvania (+6,007), Florida (+1,063), Wisconsin (+709), Nevada (+537), and Delaware (+396), while the largest decreases were in California (-2,592), Tennessee (-1,899), Georgia (-1,893), Texas (-1,575), and New York (-1,458).

Source: dol.gov