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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:32 AM

ETA News Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report (11/15/2012)

Source: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Admin

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 78,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 361,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,750, an increase of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average of 372,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending November 3, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's revised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending November 3 was 3,334,000, an increase of 171,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,163,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,254,500, an increase of 17,750 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,236,750.

UNADJUSTED DATA

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 466,348 in the week ending November 10, an increase of 104,548 from the previous week. There were 363,016 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.
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The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending November 3 were in Pennsylvania (+7,766), Ohio (+6,450), New Jersey (+5,675), Michigan (+2,373), and Connecticut (+1,783), while the largest decreases were in California (-8,149), New York (-2,241), Florida (-939), Georgia (-913), and Indiana (-603).


Read more: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/eta20122262.htm



Good morning, Freepers and DUers alike. I ask you to put aside your differences long enough to read this post. Following that, you can engage in your usual donnybrook.

There was a giant increase this week, 78,000, but I suspect it was related to Hurricane Sandy.

I have been posting the number every week for at least a year. I seriously do not care if the week's data make Obama look good. They are just numbers, and I post them without regard to the consequences. I welcome people from Free Republic to examine the numbers as well. They paid for the work just as much as members of DU did, so I invite them to come on over and have a look. "The more the merrier" is the way I look at it.

I do not work at the ETA, and I do not know anyone working in that agency. I'm sure I can safely assume that the numbers are gathered and analyzed by career civil servant economists who do their work on a nonpartisan basis. Numbers are numbers, and let the chips fall where they may. If you feel that these economists are falling down on the job, drop them a line or give them a call. They work for you, not for any politician or political party.

The word "initial" is important. The report does not count all claims, just the new ones filed this week.

Note: The seasonal adjustment factors used for the UI Weekly Claims data from 2007 forward, along with the resulting seasonally adjusted values for initial claims and continuing claims, have been revised. These revised historical values, as well as the seasonal adjustment factors that will be used through calendar year 2012, can be accessed at the bottom of the following link: http://www.oui.doleta.gov/press/2012/032912.asp

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:57 AM

1. it was sandy

the labor dept says a large number of claims came from states hit by sandy. if someones workplace is closed and they cant get paid they can file for UE. the labor dept expects sandy related distortions for 2 more weeks

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:15 AM

5. It was Sandy?

Doesn't compute when OH an PA had the most claims.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:03 AM

2. Thank you for doing this for us - I appreciate the time you take!

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Response to IdaBriggs (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:33 AM

3. Thank you. It really doesn't take that long.

LBN is all just cut and paste.

I see that the shoutfest has begun in the comments section of other sites.

Thanks again. Best wishes.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:05 AM

4. Wonder how the upcoming data will be affected...

... by disgruntled Republican business owners firing people? It will be interesting to see if, and to what extent, they make good on their threats.

-- Mal

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