In the week ending June 9, the advance figure for
seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, an increase
of 6,000 from the previous week's revised figure of
380,000. The 4-week moving average was 382,000, an increase
of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate
was 2.6 percent for the week ending June 2, unchanged from
the prior week's unrevised rate.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured
unemployment during the week ending June 2 was 3,278,000, a
decrease of 33,000 from the preceding week's revised
level of 3,311,000. The 4-week moving average was
3,281,500, a decrease of 2,500 from the preceding
week's revised average of 3,284,000.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state
programs, unadjusted, totaled 373,540 in the week ending
June 9, an increase of 49,155 from the previous week. There
were 400,608 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4
percent during the week ending June 2, unchanged from the
prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted
number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs
totaled 3,071,217, an increase of 15,080 from the preceding
week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the
volume was 3,491,359.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all
programs for the week ending May 26 was 5,824,739, a
decrease of 145,990 from the previous week.
Extended benefits were available in the District of
Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode
Island, and West Virginia during the week ending May 26.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian
employees totaled 1,350 in the week ending June 2, a
decrease of 109 from the prior week. There were 2,207
initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of
97 from the preceding week.
There were 15,753 former Federal civilian employees
claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 26, a decrease
of 435 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans
claiming benefits totaled 38,146, a decrease of 346 from
the prior week.
States reported 2,555,513 persons claiming EUC (Emergency
Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May
26, a decrease of 17,045 from the prior week. There were
3,293,507 claimants in the comparable week in 2011. EUC
weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending
May 26 were in Alaska (4.6), Puerto Rico (3.7),
Pennsylvania (3.5), Illinois (3.4), California (3.3), New
Jersey (3.3), Oregon (3.2), Nevada (2.9), Rhode Island
(2.9), Massachusetts (2.8), and New York (2.8).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending
June 2 were in Oregon (+975), Virginia (+838), New Mexico
(+531), Wisconsin (+213), and Nevada (+189), while the
largest decreases were in California (-4,168), North
Carolina (-2,683), Texas (-1,854), Massachusetts (-1,373),
and Georgia (-1,367).
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