Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 17, 2010.
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Nov. 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 437,000. The 4-week moving average was 443,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 447,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.4 percent for the week ending Nov. 6, 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 Nov. 6 was 4,295,000, a decrease of 48,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 4,343,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,353,250, a decrease of 45,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 4,398,750.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 407,468 in the week ending Nov. 13, a decrease of 45,189 from the previous week. There were 475,701 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.9 percent during the week ending Nov. 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 3,710,605, a decrease of 72,487 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.7 percent and the volume was 4,883,657.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending Oct. 30 was 8,854,206.
Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, during the week ending Oct. 30.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 3,373 in the week ending Nov. 6, a decrease of 396 from the prior week. There were 2,524 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 19 from the preceding week.
There were 46,522 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Oct. 30, an increase of 3,345 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 42,719, a decrease of 1,740 from the prior week.
States reported 3,966,805 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Oct. 30, an increase of 66,767 from the prior week. There were 3,579,426 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. 30 were in Puerto Rico (6.0 percent), Alaska (5.5), Oregon (4.4), California (4.1), Pennsylvania (4.0), Nevada (3.9), New Jersey (3.8), Connecticut (3.6), Wisconsin (3.6), Arkansas (3.5), Illinois (3.5), and South Carolina (3.5).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Nov. 6 were in North Carolina (+3,277), Pennsylvania (+3,005), Michigan (+2,218), Massachusetts (+2,183), and New York (+2,112), while the largest decreases were in Indiana (-2,001), Kentucky (-1,499), Virginia (-335), California (-163), and Kansas (-162).