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Unemployment Unadjusted Claims for the week ending April 18th was 4,267,395.

The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 4,267,395 in the week ending April 18, a decrease of 697,173 (or -14.0 percent) from the previous week. There were 211,762 initial claims in the comparable week in 2019.

The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 11.3 percent during the week ending April 11, an increase of 2.7 percentage points from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 16,438,933, an increase of 3,978,614 (or 31.9 percent) from the preceding week. The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 202,510 (or -1.6 percent) from the previous week. A year earlier the rate was 1.2 percent and the volume was 1,703,576.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending April 4 was 12,506,993, an increase of 4,300,016 from the previous week. There were 1,757,864 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2019.

No state was triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program during the week ending April 4.

Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 2,844 in the week ending April 11, a decrease of 551 from the prior week. There were 1,821 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 223 from the preceding week.

There were 11,562 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending April 4, an increase of 535 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 7,068, an increase of 727 from the prior week.

The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending April 4 were in Michigan (17.4), Rhode Island (15.0), Nevada (13.7), Georgia (13.6), Washington (13.2), New Hampshire (12.2), Minnesota (11.9), New York (11.9), Montana (11.7), and Ohio (11.6).

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending April 11 were in Colorado (+58,246), New York (+50,250), Missouri (+10,668), Florida (+10,534), and North Carolina (+2,733), while the largest decreases were in California (-263,342), Michigan (-166,347), New Jersey (-73,416), Georgia (-70,551), and Ohio (-66,874).


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