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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for Week Ending November 16, 2013

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 21, 2013.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending November 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 323,000, a decrease of 21,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 344,000. The 4-week moving average was 338,500, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 345,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending November 9, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending November 9 was 2,876,000, an increase of 66,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 2,810,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,856,750, an increase of 6,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 2,850,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 322,510 in the week ending November 16, a decrease of 40,996 from the previous week. There were 403,637 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.0 percent during the week ending November 9, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,548,141, an increase of 44,428 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.3 percent and the volume was 2,945,515.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending November 2 was 3,875,295, a decrease of 32,376 from the previous week. There were 5,241,438 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.

No state was triggered “on” the Extended Benefits program during the week ending November 2.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,180 in the week ending November 9, an increase of 287 from the prior week. There were 2,439 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 152 from the preceding week.

There were 19,974 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending November 2, a decrease of 1,869 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 30,864, a decrease of 1,379 from the prior week.

States reported 1,301,562 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending November 2, a decrease of 32,147 from the prior week. There were 2,156,505 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 November 9 were in Alaska (4.9), Puerto Rico (4.0), Virgin Islands (3.8), New Jersey (3.0), Connecticut (2.8), Pennsylvania (2.7), California (2.6), Oregon (2.5), Arkansas (2.4), District of Columbia (2.4), Illinois (2.4), Nevada (2.4), and New York (2.4).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending November 9 were in California (+4,737), New York (+2,853), Pennsylvania (+2,711), Michigan (+2,271), and New Jersey (+2,210), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-1,055), Kentucky (-580), Ohio (-409), Kansas (-169), and Puerto Rico (-144).

Source: dol.gov

 

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