Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for Week Ending October 5, 2013

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 10, 2013.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending October 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 374,000, an increase of 66,000 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 308,000. The 4-week moving average was 325,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 305,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending September 28, unchanged from the prior week’s revised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 28 was 2,905,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 2,921,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,858,750, an increase of 22,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 2,836,250.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 336,849 in the week ending October 5, an increase of 84,616 from the previous week. There were 329,919 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent during the week ending September 28, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,478,333, a decrease of 36,220 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2 percent and the volume was 2,785,230.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending September 21 was 4,028,411, an increase of 25,956 from the previous week. There were 5,044,649 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 September 21.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,391 in the week ending September 28, an increase of 359 from the prior week. There were 2,098 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 52 from the preceding week.

There were 19,918 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending September 21, a decrease of 81 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 31,643, a decrease of 62 from the prior week.

States reported 1,442,484 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending September 21, a decrease of 27,543 from the prior week. There were 2,106,072 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 September 28 were in Puerto Rico (4.0), Alaska (3.4), New Jersey (3.1), Virgin Islands (3.1), California (3.0), Connecticut (2.7), Pennsylvania (2.6), Illinois (2.4), Nevada (2.4), District of Columbia (2.3), and New York (2.3).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending September 28 were in Puerto Rico (+1,105), Oregon (+1,104), California (+1,045), Pennsylvania (+736), and Missouri (+561), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-2,061), New York (-1,694), Florida (-1,349), Texas (-1,255), and Alabama (-1,008).

Source: dol.gov