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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for Week Ending November 6, 2010

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 10, 2010.  

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending Nov. 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 435,000, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 459,000. The 4-week moving average was 446,500, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 456,500.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent for the week ending Oct. 30, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week’s revised rate of 3.5 percent.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Oct. 30 was 4,301,000, a decrease of 86,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,387,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,388,250, a decrease of 35,750 from the preceding week’s revised average of 4,424,000.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 449,905 in the week ending Nov. 6, an increase of 28,808 from the previous week. There were 531,743 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.0 percent during the week ending Oct. 30, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,745,901, a decrease of 13,638 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.8 percent and the volume was 4,961,610.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending Oct. 23 was 8,624,679.

Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,769 in the week ending Oct. 30, a decrease of 35 from the prior week. There were 2,505 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 88 from the preceding week.

There were 43,177 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Oct. 23, a decrease of 2,142 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 44,461, a decrease of 14,445 from the prior week.

States reported 3,815,914 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Oct. 23, a decrease of 162,460 from the prior week. There were 3,520,253 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Oct. 23 were in Puerto Rico (6.1 percent), Alaska (5.2), California (4.1), Oregon (4.1), Pennsylvania (4.0), Nevada (3.9), New Jersey (3.9), Connecticut (3.6), Arkansas (3.5), South Carolina (3.5), and Wisconsin (3.5).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Oct. 30 were in California (+6,387), Kentucky (+2,901), Wisconsin (+2,644), Oregon (+2,296), and Indiana (+1,920), while the largest decreases were in Florida (-3,450), South Carolina (-2,401), Illinois (-997), Georgia (-923), and Pennsylvania (-897).

 

Source: dol.gov

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