Table 3. State and selected claimant characteristics: Extended mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, private nonfarm sector, fourth quarter, 2012 and first quarter, 2013

Table 3. State and selected claimant characteristics: Extended mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, 
private nonfarm sector, fourth quarter, 2012 and first quarter, 2013

                                                         Total                              Percent of total
                                                        initial                          Hispanic                    Persons age 55
                                  Layoff events        claimants          Black           origin          Women         and over
              State                                                                                                                
                                    IV      I         IV       I         IV     I        IV     I        IV     I        IV     I
                                  2012r   2013p     2012r    2013p     2012r  2013p    2012r  2013p    2012r  2013p    2012r  2013p

    Total, private nonfarm (1) .  2,123     914    432,792  133,294     11.9   13.5     21.7   20.6     31.4   36.9     19.5   20.3

Alabama ........................     10       6      2,162    1,919     48.5   37.6      2.8    2.9     48.3   24.3     17.1   18.8
Alaska .........................     14       5      3,001      437      5.8    7.1     11.4   11.0     26.3   22.4     21.4   16.2
Arizona ........................     11       6      1,580    1,177      8.2   10.3     31.1   40.5     27.9   41.5     15.4   17.0
Arkansas .......................     10       5      2,249      500     19.3   20.0      6.6    3.0     33.2   32.4     22.3   17.6
California .....................    614     254    171,076   52,288      8.8    8.5     34.8   32.0     36.6   38.2     16.9   17.8
Colorado .......................     22       5      2,959      569      5.6    6.9     30.4   19.3     21.2   19.5     22.7   12.3
Connecticut ....................     10       6      1,753      651     11.2   15.1     12.0   10.8     16.8   59.8     23.3   34.1
Delaware .......................      3       3        588      287     57.3   45.3     10.2    7.7     53.6   27.9     33.5   13.9
District of Columbia ...........      3     (2)        566      (2)     74.7   60.6      7.8   12.7     57.4   57.7     19.1   22.5
Florida ........................     19      17      4,065    2,422     26.6   29.2     23.3   23.5     39.5   47.1     30.6   25.5
Georgia ........................      9      10      2,274    1,004     72.0   46.4       .9     .6     39.8   31.9     16.8   25.0
Hawaii .........................    (2)       3        (2)      322      2.6    2.2      4.5    9.6     43.9   19.9     16.8   16.5
Idaho ..........................     14       5      1,841      758       .1     .3     14.8    9.4     24.8   40.0     21.3   15.2

Illinois .......................    164      73     26,965    8,281     15.8   22.8     19.5   14.0     24.4   34.3     17.3   16.7
Indiana ........................     37       9      7,996    1,674      8.2    4.7      3.7    2.4     15.5   20.0     18.5   22.5
Iowa ...........................      9       3      1,812    1,067      4.1    1.2      5.5    5.5     12.4   36.9     25.5   33.9
Kansas .........................      9     (2)      2,326      (2)      9.8    8.9      1.9    1.8     23.1   53.0     15.7   28.0
Kentucky .......................     33      17      4,589    1,633      8.0   17.4       .2     .1     25.4   38.9     21.9   16.0
Louisiana ......................     18       7      2,922      812     39.9   29.9      6.0   11.0     24.6   34.6     25.5   41.0
Maine ..........................     10       3      1,935      254      2.1     .4       .6      -     29.1   57.1     27.9   29.1
Maryland .......................     35       8      5,417      651     30.0   16.4      1.4    3.5     43.0   22.0     21.2   28.3
Massachusetts ..................     27      13      4,689    1,380     10.1   16.4      1.0    1.9     41.2   45.0     21.1   17.8
Michigan .......................     66      22      8,628    2,288      9.3    8.7      7.2    2.0     15.9   29.6     16.1   20.3
Minnesota ......................     79      18     10,622    1,836      2.8    6.1      9.2    3.6     14.2   27.7     19.4   22.4
Mississippi ....................      9       5        939      293     48.3   47.8      6.3    3.4     28.4   30.4     15.8   24.2
Missouri .......................     32      22      5,130    1,918     16.7   14.2      2.6    2.2     36.6   40.8     27.6   20.5

Montana ........................     14       -      1,590        -       .6      -      4.3      -     20.2      -     24.3      -
Nebraska .......................      8     (2)        892      (2)      3.4    4.3     11.3    1.7     22.3   30.8     31.3   18.8
Nevada .........................     39      14      8,821    2,641      9.4    9.8     29.3   30.8     39.7   50.0     22.5   25.4
New Hampshire ..................      8     (2)        859      (2)       .6    1.6      1.4      -     19.2   10.9     32.8   32.8
New Jersey .....................     66      21     13,864    2,349     14.2   18.3     24.8   18.3     45.7   43.6     26.8   28.5
New Mexico .....................     12     (2)      1,576      (2)      2.0     .5     53.0   63.5     36.1   44.2     21.4   28.8
New York .......................    149      82     23,792   10,351     15.2   16.2     16.9   20.1     35.2   37.3     23.2   24.9
North Carolina .................     22      10      3,632    2,349     35.3   51.2      9.3    2.6     28.0   47.6     25.8   31.8
North Dakota ...................     15     (2)      2,172      (2)      1.6    1.6      4.0     .5      9.3   64.1     24.1   11.4
Ohio ...........................    100      55     16,825    5,639     11.5    8.9      3.8    3.6     19.7   20.0     18.4   21.1
Oklahoma .......................      9     (2)      1,134      (2)     10.9   10.4      6.4    6.4     35.4   32.4     21.3   30.1
Oregon .........................     28      12      6,519    1,361      1.3    1.2     27.9   17.5     41.8   37.5     22.9   22.7
Pennsylvania ...................    115      43     23,935    5,463      8.7   10.1      3.3    5.9     20.6   37.4     23.8   26.7

Rhode Island ...................      4     (2)        260      (2)      2.3    2.4      6.5   10.7      7.7    8.3     21.2   26.2
South Carolina .................      8       6      1,427      839     49.6   60.9      1.3    3.9     35.1   53.2     25.9   14.9
South Dakota ...................      -       -          -        -        -      -        -      -        -      -        -      -
Tennessee ......................     18       6      3,190      514     18.0   39.7       .1      -     26.4   44.2     29.0   13.4
Texas ..........................     40      29      9,763    5,137     21.1   19.6     43.4   41.6     22.2   41.2     15.0   15.6
Utah ...........................     13      10      2,740      938      1.1    1.2     13.0   18.3     10.7   25.4     16.4   20.3
Vermont ........................      3     (2)        320      (2)       .3    3.2       .3      -     16.6   48.4     24.7   22.6
Virginia .......................     28      17      6,208    1,623     45.6   35.6      5.4    7.9     40.5   34.9     20.3   23.7
Washington .....................     69      44      9,546    4,482      5.6    6.4     19.3   15.6     34.3   34.6     19.5   19.4
West Virginia ..................     10       3        958      208       .5    1.0       .3      -     16.6   44.2     19.3   24.0
Wisconsin ......................     74      24     13,964    3,765      5.1    7.7     11.0    6.9     24.0   35.8     20.0   20.7
Wyoming ........................    (2)     (2)        (2)      (2)      1.8      -      4.4   21.7     43.8   26.5     27.7   18.1

Puerto Rico ....................     10      13      3,469    1,622        -     .2     98.9   98.6     51.6   33.5      8.4    9.2
                                                                                                                                   
   1 See footnote 1, table 1.
   2 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
   r = revised.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Dash represents zero.



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