Mass Layoffs (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, July 20, 2012                USDL-12-1420

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                             MASS LAYOFFS -- JUNE 2012


Employers took 1,317 mass layoff actions in June involving 131,406 workers, 
seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance 
benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 
today. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. 
Mass layoff events in June decreased by 63 from May, while the number of 
associated initial claims increased by 1,215. Year-to-date mass layoff 
events (8,085) and initial claims (767,890) both recorded their lowest 
figures for a January-June period since 2007. In June, 267 mass layoff 
events were reported in the manufacturing sector, seasonally adjusted, 
resulting in 29,093 initial claims. Mass layoff data are identified using
administrative data sources without regard to layoff duration. (See 
table 1 and the note at the end of this release.)

The national unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in June, unchanged from the 
prior month but down from 9.1 percent a year earlier. Total nonfarm payroll 
employment increased by 80,000 over the month and by 1,777,000 over the year.
   
Industry Distribution (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
   
The number of mass layoff events in June was 1,890, not seasonally adjusted, 
resulting in 198,537 initial claims for unemployment insurance. (See table 2.) 
Over the year, the number of average weekly mass layoff events decreased by 
37 to 378, and associated average weekly initial claims decreased by 276 to 
39,707. Eight of the 19 major industry sectors in the private economy 
reported over-the-year decreases in average weekly initial claims, with the 
largest decrease occurring in administrative and waste services. (See table 3.) 
In June 2012, the six-digit industry with the largest number of private
nonfarm initial claims was school and employee bus transportation. (See 
table A.)



Table A. Six-digit NAICS industries with the largest number of mass layoff 
initial claims in June 2012, private nonfarm, not seasonally adjusted

                 Industry                                        June peak
                                            Initial claims  Year  Initial claims
                                                          
                                                                                  
School and employee bus transportation ....     24,038      2012       24,038
Food service contractors ..................     14,417      2007       14,527
Temporary help services (1) ...............     11,199      2000       13,815
Child day care services ...................      8,965      2012        8,965
Motion picture and video production .......      5,958      2000        9,435
Other individual and family services ......      3,406      2012        3,406
Warehouse clubs and supercenters ..........      2,689      2012        2,689
Professional employer organizations (1) ...      2,540      2009        5,303
Supermarkets and other grocery stores .....      2,399      2012        2,399
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. ..      1,975      2009        2,462
                                                                                  
   1 See the Technical Note for more information on these industries



In June, the manufacturing sector accounted for 17 percent of mass layoff 
events and 18 percent of associated initial claims in the private economy. 
Within manufacturing, the numbers of mass layoff claimants were highest in 
food and in transportation equipment. Nine of the 21 manufacturing subsectors 
experienced over-the-year decreases in average weekly initial claims. (See 
table 3.)

Geographic Distribution (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

Among the census regions, the West registered the largest number of initial 
claims in June. Three of the 4 regions experienced over-the-year decreases 
in average weekly initial claims, with the largest decrease occurring in 
the Midwest. (See table 4.)

Among the states, California recorded the highest number of mass layoff 
initial claims in June, followed by New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and 
New York. Twenty-eight states experienced over-the-year decreases in average 
weekly initial claims, led by Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Missouri. (See
table 4.)

Note

The monthly data series in this release cover mass layoffs of 50 or more 
workers beginning in a given month, regardless of the duration of the layoffs. 
For private nonfarm establishments, information on the length of the layoff 
is obtained later and issued in a quarterly release that reports on mass 
layoffs lasting more than 30 days (referred to as "extended mass layoffs"). 
The quarterly release provides more information on the industry classification 
and location of the establishment and on the demographics of the laid-off 
workers. The monthly data series in this release are subjected to average
weekly analysis, which mitigates the effect of differing lengths of months. 
See the Technical Note for more detailed definitions and for a description of
average weekly analysis.

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The Extended Mass Layoffs news release for the Second Quarter 2012 is scheduled 
to be released on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The Mass Layoffs 
news release for July is scheduled to be released on Thursday, August 23, 2012, 
at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).




Technical Note


   The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program is a federal-state program
that uses a standardized automated approach to identifying, describing,
and tracking the effects of major job cutbacks, using data from each
state's unemployment insurance database. Each month, states report on
employers which have at least 50 initial claims filed against them during
a consecutive 5-week period. These employers then are contacted by the
state agency to determine whether these separations lasted 31 days or
longer, and, if so, other information concerning the layoff is collected.
States report on layoffs lasting more than 1 month on a quarterly basis.

   The monthly data present preliminary mass layoff activity in the 
reference month and are not revised in subsequent months except in special 
circumstances (e.g., layoffs in states affected by Hurricane Katrina).  
Counts of initial claims associated with mass layoff events reflect 
activity through the end of the reference month. Additional mass layoff 
event and initial claims activity received after data for the reference 
month have been published by BLS are not updated in the monthly mass layoff 
series and, therefore, may not match revised mass layoff data issued in 
state publications. However, any additional mass layoff information 
meeting the extended mass layoff criteria will be reflected in BLSí 
quarterly publication of extended mass layoff data.

   A given month contains an aggregation of the weekly unemployment 
insurance claims filings for the Sunday through Saturday weeks in that 
month.  All weeks are included for the particular month, except if the
first day of the month falls on Saturday.  In this case, the week is 
included in the prior month's tabulations.  This means that some months
will contain 4 weeks and others, 5 weeks.  The number of weeks in a given
month may be different from year to year, and the number of weeks in a year
may vary.  Therefore, data users who intend to perform analysis of over-the-year
change in the not seasonally adjusted series should use the average weekly
mass layoff figures displayed in tables 3 and 4 of this release.  The average
weekly adjustment process produces a consistent series for each month across
all years, permitting over-the-year analysis to be performed using strictly
comparable data.

   The MLS program resumed operations in April 1995 after it had been
terminated in November 1992 due to lack of funding. Prior to April 1995,
monthly layoff statistics were not available.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired
individuals upon request. Voice phone:  (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay
Service:  (800) 877-8339.

Definitions

   Average weekly mass layoff events and initial claimants. The number of
events and initial claimants in a given month divided by the number of weeks
contained within that month.

   Employer. Employers in the MLS program include those covered by state
unemployment insurance laws. Information on employers is obtained from the
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, which is administered
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

   Industry. Employers are classified according to the 2007 version of the 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). For temporary help
and professional employers organization industries, monthly MLS-related 
statistics generally reflect layoffs related to underlying client companies 
in other industries. An individual layoff action at a client company can
be small, but when initial claimants associated with many such layoffs are
assigned to a temporary help or professional employer organization firm, a
mass layoff event may trigger.

   Initial claimant. A person who files any notice of unemployment to
initiate a request either for a determination of entitlement to and
eligibility for compensation, or for a subsequent period of unemployment
within a benefit year or period of eligibility.

   Mass layoff event. Fifty or more initial claims for unemployment insurance
benefits filed against an employer during a 5-week period, regardless of
duration.

Seasonal adjustment

   Effective with the release of data for January 2005, BLS began publishing
six seasonally adjusted monthly MLS series. The six series are the numbers of
mass layoff events and mass layoff initial claims for the total, private nonfarm,
and manufacturing sectors.
   
   Seasonal adjustment is the process of estimating and removing the effect
on time series data of regularly recurring seasonal events such as changes
in the weather, holidays, and the beginning and ending of the school year.
The use of seasonal adjustment makes it easier to observe fundamental changes
in time series, particularly those associated with general economic expansions
and contractions.

   The MLS data are seasonally adjusted using the X-12-ARIMA seasonal adjustment
method on a concurrent basis. Concurrent seasonal adjustment uses all available
monthly estimates, including those for the current month, in developing seasonal
adjustment factors. Revisions to the most recent 5 years of seasonally adjusted
data will be made once a year with the issuance of December data. Before the data
are seasonally adjusted, prior adjustments are made to the original data to adjust
them for differences in the number of weeks used to calculate the monthly data.
Because weekly unemployment insurance claims are aggregated to form monthly data,
a particular month's value could be calculated with 5 weeks of data in 1 year and
4 weeks in another. The effects of these differences could seriously distort the
seasonal factors if they were ignored in the seasonal adjustment process. These 
effects are modeled in the X-12-ARIMA program and are permanently removed from 
the final seasonally adjusted series.




Table 1. Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, July 2008 to 
June 2012, seasonally adjusted

                                       Total           Private nonfarm         Manufacturing    
             Date                                                                             
                                           Initial               Initial               Initial 
                                Events    claimants   Events    claimants    Events   claimants
                                                                                              
             2008                                                                             

July .......................     1,589     163,572     1,452     153,060       465      62,210
August .....................     1,763     181,853     1,632     172,147       578      77,464
September ..................     2,159     229,180     1,990     215,749       629      82,011
October ....................     2,201     226,853     2,043     213,454       698      93,252
November ...................     2,406     239,239     2,247     225,404       907     103,836
December ...................     2,437     244,889     2,261     230,621       935     116,181

             2009                                                                             

January ....................     2,254     235,371     2,083     221,653       726      92,293
February ...................     3,059     326,392     2,901     310,378     1,251     145,839
March ......................     2,999     299,322     2,800     282,414     1,230     154,168
April ......................     2,566     249,129     2,349     232,632     1,007     116,051
May ........................     2,710     284,468     2,516     267,869     1,181     147,184
June .......................     2,466     247,597     2,257     230,502     1,048     137,649
July .......................     2,186     222,941     1,979     203,911       636      75,728
August .....................     2,340     216,047     2,115     197,172       751      77,894
September ..................     2,261     214,018     2,048     198,761       786      91,125
October ....................     1,969     195,752     1,772     178,172       571      65,217
November ...................     1,757     164,454     1,588     151,172       472      52,855
December ...................     1,719     155,056     1,543     140,835       424      44,096

             2010                                                                             

January ....................     1,707     168,044     1,529     154,187       471      53,817
February ...................     1,631     156,292     1,465     141,831       374      43,620
March ......................     1,676     149,816     1,469     134,518       356      40,705
April ......................     1,637     154,558     1,452     138,503       368      44,506
May ........................     1,608     150,996     1,357     130,273       302      29,932
June .......................     1,695     151,435     1,475     132,742       325      33,298
July .......................     1,519     138,091     1,316     122,162       304      32,253
August .....................     1,588     159,329     1,399     136,697       390      43,154
September ..................     1,510     133,576     1,295     115,349       328      34,333
October ....................     1,654     149,589     1,446     132,146       354      38,937
November ...................     1,592     161,145     1,410     145,494       360      39,977
December ...................     1,477     135,849     1,271     121,171       322      36,267

             2011                                                                             

January ....................     1,536     148,952     1,348     131,869       337      37,477
February ...................     1,434     131,569     1,242     116,745       297      26,696
March ......................     1,275     115,391     1,118     102,722       251      28,988
April ......................     1,548     145,836     1,383     131,317       341      37,053
May ........................     1,600     144,412     1,404     127,793       374      39,180
June .......................     1,513     143,384     1,334     128,410       344      36,265
July .......................     1,562     145,078     1,348     125,285       346      36,312
August .....................     1,551     164,275     1,347     149,874       382      49,194
September ..................     1,447     147,353     1,306     134,038       364      38,026
October ....................     1,335     118,924     1,205     107,330       341      33,926
November ...................     1,332     131,627     1,192     120,760       324      36,563
December ...................     1,384     145,648     1,238     130,583       351      39,081

             2012                                                                             

January ....................     1,434     129,920     1,298     119,102       341      33,597
February ...................     1,293     119,463     1,153     108,577       282      27,388
March ......................     1,273     121,310     1,125     109,421       261      26,348
April ......................     1,388     135,600     1,222     120,213       287      33,243
May ........................     1,380     130,191     1,222     117,654       264      29,675
June .......................     1,317     131,406     1,171     118,451       267      29,093




Table 2. Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, July 2008 to 
June 2012, not seasonally adjusted

                                       Total           Private nonfarm         Manufacturing    
             Date                                                                             
                                           Initial               Initial               Initial 
                                Events    claimants   Events    claimants    Events   claimants
                                                                                              
             2008                                                                             

July .......................     1,891     200,382     1,687     186,018       760     108,733
August .....................     1,427     139,999     1,343     133,146       414      51,912
September ..................     1,292     129,586     1,202     122,505       361      46,391
October ....................     2,125     221,784     1,917     205,553       689     100,457
November ...................     2,574     241,589     2,389     226,657       997     107,620
December ...................     3,377     351,305     3,232     340,220     1,378     172,529

             2009                                                                             

January ....................     3,806     388,813     3,633     375,293     1,461     172,757
February ...................     2,262     218,438     2,173     210,755       945     103,588
March ......................     2,191     228,387     2,107     221,397       940     114,747
April ......................     2,547     256,930     2,385     243,321       887     100,872
May ........................     2,738     289,628     2,572     274,047     1,005     123,683
June .......................     2,519     256,357     2,051     216,063       674      85,726
July .......................     3,054     336,654     2,659     296,589     1,133     154,208
August .....................     1,428     125,024     1,334     117,193       436      41,151
September ..................     1,371     123,177     1,258     115,141       448      51,126
October ....................     1,934     193,904     1,678     172,883       566      69,655
November ...................     1,870     164,496     1,679     150,751       517      55,053
December ...................     2,310     214,648     2,166     203,655       615      64,540

             2010                                                                             

January ....................     2,860     278,679     2,682     265,074       962     104,846
February ...................     1,183     102,818     1,091      96,022       282      30,728
March ......................     1,197     111,727     1,111     105,514       273      29,745
April ......................     1,840     199,690     1,697     184,654       424      55,178
May ........................     1,354     123,333     1,170     109,203       216      19,334
June .......................     1,861     171,190     1,355     125,872       212      21,083
July .......................     2,124     206,254     1,732     172,248       532      64,200
August .....................       976      92,435       897      83,021       230      23,088
September ..................       920      77,654       806      67,987       187      19,403
October ....................     1,642     148,638     1,373     127,865       351      40,861
November ...................     1,676     158,048     1,477     142,591       389      41,383
December ...................     1,931     184,130     1,763     172,881       465      52,816

             2011                                                                             

January ....................     2,558     246,463     2,372     229,765       693      75,006
February ...................     1,024      85,585       919      78,718       222      18,471
March ......................       908      85,095       844      80,014       191      20,869
April ......................     1,750     189,919     1,625     176,478       397      47,104
May ........................     1,367     119,911     1,221     108,531       270      25,199
June .......................     1,661     159,930     1,238     122,821       226      22,986
July .......................     2,176     216,774     1,759     174,078       602      71,814
August .....................       961      99,213       875      93,159       228      26,916
September ..................     1,189     117,232     1,095     107,300       296      32,058
October ....................     1,101      96,914       950      83,748       265      28,447
November ...................     1,393     127,750     1,245     117,474       349      37,799
December ...................     2,433     263,665     2,258     247,916       658      75,033

             2012                                                                             

January ....................     1,705     141,703     1,587     132,754       415      38,021
February ...................       895      73,974       820      69,076       196      16,555
March ......................     1,125     117,817     1,040     110,954       242      24,241
April ......................     1,421     146,358     1,293     132,697       256      32,518
May ........................     1,201     109,259     1,081     100,434       186      18,800
June .......................     1,890     198,537     1,485     158,334       255      28,570




Table 3. Industry distribution: Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted

                      Industry                                   Mass layoff totals                    Average weekly mass layoffs (1)
                      
                                                             Events         Initial claimants            Events         Initial claimants  
                                                         June       June       June       June       June       June       June       June
                                                         2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012

      Total (2) ..................................      1,661      1,890    159,930    198,537        415        378     39,983     39,707
      
Total, private ...................................      1,282      1,539    125,944    162,321        321        308     31,486     32,464
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting ...         44         54      3,123      3,987         11         11        781        797

  Total, private nonfarm .........................      1,238      1,485    122,821    158,334        310        297     30,705     31,667
    Mining .......................................        (3)          8        (3)        824        (3)          2        (3)        165
    Utilities ....................................        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Construction .................................         84         91      6,847      7,909         21         18      1,712      1,582
        Construction of buildings ................         18         21      1,467      1,999          5          4        367        400
        Heavy and civil engineering construction .         22         25      2,227      2,808          6          5        557        562
        Specialty trade contractors ..............         44         45      3,153      3,102         11          9        788        620
    Manufacturing ................................        226        255     22,986     28,570         57         51      5,747      5,714
        Food .....................................         51         63      5,011      6,158         13         13      1,253      1,232
        Beverage and tobacco products ............          -        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)
        Textile mills ............................          8          8      1,131      1,335          2          2        283        267
        Textile product mills ....................          6         10        420      1,028          2          2        105        206
        Apparel ..................................         10          8      1,119        758          3          2        280        152
        Leather and allied products ..............        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
        Wood products ............................         12          5      1,083        290          3          1        271         58
        Paper ....................................          5          5        427        551          1          1        107        110
        Printing and related support activities ..          5          9        383        744          1          2         96        149
        Petroleum and coal products ..............        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)

        Chemicals ................................        (3)          5        (3)        549        (3)          1        (3)        110
        Plastics and rubber products .............         11          5        880        374          3          1        220         75
        Nonmetallic mineral products .............          5          4        380      1,007          1          1         95        201
        Primary metals ...........................         11         12        914      2,741          3          2        229        548
        Fabricated metal products ................         10         12        607      1,139          3          2        152        228
        Machinery ................................         16         25      2,042      2,489          4          5        511        498
        Computer and electronic products .........         10         17        716      1,240          3          3        179        248
        Electrical equipment and appliances ......          9          6        915        414          2          1        229         83
        Transportation equipment .................         34         39      4,871      5,618          9          8      1,218      1,124
        Furniture and related products ...........          7         15        771      1,361          2          3        193        272
        Miscellaneous manufacturing ..............          9        (3)        826        (3)          2        (3)        207        (3)

    Wholesale trade ..............................         18         20      1,440      1,476          5          4        360        295
    Retail trade (4) .............................         82        132      7,177     12,962         21         26      1,794      2,592
        Building material and garden supply stores         12         15        845      1,320          3          3        211        264
        Food and beverage stores .................         17         28      1,175      2,540          4          6        294        508
        Clothing and clothing accessories stores .          7          6        345        393          2          1         86         79
        General merchandise stores ...............         27         55      3,454      6,283          7         11        864      1,257
    Transportation and warehousing (4) ...........        144        191     19,513     25,973         36         38      4,878      5,195
        Truck transportation .....................          4        (3)        228        (3)          1        (3)         57        (3)
        Transit and ground passenger 
          transportation .........................        126        177     17,854     25,086         32         35      4,464      5,017
        Support activities for transportation ....          5          4        583        249          1          1        146         50
    Information ..................................         41         48      5,721      8,612         10         10      1,430      1,722
    Finance and insurance ........................         18         24      1,158      2,099          5          5        290        420
    Real estate and rental and leasing ...........          7         11        779        821          2          2        195        164
    Professional and technical services ..........         32         37      3,378      4,057          8          7        845        811
    Management of companies and enterprises ......          5        (3)        351        (3)          1        (3)         88        (3)
    Administrative and waste services ............        170        201     16,582     18,652         43         40      4,146      3,730
    Educational services .........................         26         41      1,604      2,955          7          8        401        591
    Health care and social assistance ............        177        201     14,975     17,167         44         40      3,744      3,433
    Arts, entertainment, and recreation ..........         30         40      1,664      2,812          8          8        416        562
    Accommodation and food services ..............        120        131     14,179     18,642         30         26      3,545      3,728
        Accommodation ............................         16         13      1,074        901          4          3        269        180
        Food services and drinking places ........        104        118     13,105     17,741         26         24      3,276      3,548
    Other services, except public administration .         53         47      4,129      3,718         13          9      1,032        744
    Unclassified .................................          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -

Government .......................................        379        351     33,986     36,216         95         70      8,497      7,243
    Federal ......................................         18          6      1,942        499          5          1        486        100
    State ........................................         29         36      2,086      3,028          7          7        522        606
         State government education ..............         19         24      1,450      1,731          5          5        363        346
    Local ........................................        332        309     29,958     32,689         83         62      7,490      6,538
         Local government education ..............        286        266     26,127     29,008         72         53      6,532      5,802

   1 Average weekly analysis mitigates the effect of differing lengths of months. There were 4 weeks in June 2011 and 5 weeks in June 2012.
Average weekly events and initial claimants may not sum to subtotals and totals due to rounding.
   2 Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
   3 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
   4 Includes other industries not shown.
   NOTE: Dash represents zero.




Table 4. Region and state distribution: Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance,
not seasonally adjusted

     Census region and state               Mass layoff totals                    Average weekly mass layoffs (1)    
     
                                       Events         Initial claimants            Events         Initial claimants  
                                   June       June       June       June       June       June       June       June
                                   2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012

   Total (2) ...............      1,661      1,890    159,930    198,537        415        378     39,983     39,707
Northeast ..................        276        382     30,513     46,039         69         76      7,628      9,208
    Connecticut ............         10         15        807      2,233          3          3        202        447
    Maine ..................          7          6        458        399          2          1        115         80
    Massachusetts ..........         16         19      1,133      1,850          4          4        283        370
    New Hampshire ..........          3          6        614      1,154          1          1        154        231
    New Jersey .............         44         90      6,432     15,028         11         18      1,608      3,006
    New York ...............         55         99      5,185     10,248         14         20      1,296      2,050
    Pennsylvania ...........        124        130     13,892     12,394         31         26      3,473      2,479
    Rhode Island ...........         10         11      1,276      1,925          3          2        319        385
    Vermont ................          7          6        716        808          2          1        179        162

South ......................        482        540     45,180     53,862        121        108     11,295     10,772
    Alabama ................         20         26      1,922      2,333          5          5        481        467
    Arkansas ...............         29         19      3,185      2,008          7          4        796        402
    Delaware ...............          6          4        415        345          2          1        104         69
    District of Columbia ...        (3)          3        (3)        335        (3)          1        (3)         67
    Florida ................        114        127      9,161     11,476         29         25      2,290      2,295
    Georgia ................         43         50      4,789      5,246         11         10      1,197      1,049
    Kentucky ...............         22         26      2,003      2,452          6          5        501        490
    Louisiana ..............         28         26      2,056      2,192          7          5        514        438
    Maryland (4) ...........         12         34      1,102      3,891          3          7        276        778
    Mississippi ............          5         17        240      1,243          1          3         60        249
    North Carolina .........         45         58      4,871      5,320         11         12      1,218      1,064
    Oklahoma ...............          6          4        481        802          2          1        120        160
    South Carolina .........         23         23      1,878      2,047          6          5        470        409
    Tennessee ..............         13         21      1,438      2,193          3          4        360        439
    Texas ..................         86         76      9,229      9,341         22         15      2,307      1,868
    Virginia ...............         25         26      2,071      2,638          6          5        518        528
    West Virginia ..........        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)          -

Midwest ....................        326        355     33,813     37,944         82         71      8,453      7,589
    Illinois ...............         61         65      6,436      6,223         15         13      1,609      1,245
    Indiana ................         28         32      2,722      2,965          7          6        681        593
    Iowa ...................         14         17      1,359      1,513          4          3        340        303
    Kansas .................          8         14        682      1,607          2          3        171        321
    Michigan ...............         55         64      5,413      8,103         14         13      1,353      1,621
    Minnesota ..............         17         20      1,249      1,989          4          4        312        398
    Missouri ...............         42         26      3,176      1,927         11          5        794        385
    Nebraska ...............          5          5        441        360          1          1        110         72
    North Dakota ...........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Ohio ...................         42         50      6,150      5,491         11         10      1,538      1,098
    South Dakota ...........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Wisconsin ..............         50         58      5,681      7,202         13         12      1,420      1,440

West .......................        577        613     50,424     60,692        144        123     12,606     12,138
    Alaska .................        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Arizona ................         18         13      1,561      1,319          5          3        390        264
    California .............        462        489     39,788     49,090        116         98      9,947      9,818
    Colorado ...............          9         12        708      1,138          2          2        177        228
    Hawaii .................          4          5        275        467          1          1         69         93
    Idaho ..................          8        (3)        832        (3)          2        (3)        208        (3)
    Montana ................          6          7        531        514          2          1        133        103
    Nevada .................         12         18      1,292      1,870          3          4        323        374
    New Mexico .............          8          8        663        520          2          2        166        104
    Oregon .................         28         30      2,967      2,865          7          6        742        573
    Utah ...................        (3)          5        (3)        422        (3)          1        (3)         84
    Washington .............         17         20      1,231      2,064          4          4        308        413
    Wyoming ................          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
    
    Puerto Rico ............         10         16        941      2,596          3          3        235        519
                                                                                                                    
   1 See footnote 1, table 3.
   2 See footnote 2, table 3.
   3 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
   4 Data starting in June 2012 may not be comparable to prior data due to a change in MLS unemployment insurance procedures.
   NOTE: Dash represents zero.




Last Modified Date: July 20, 2012