June 23, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Initial claims for unemployment insurance due to mass layoffs by region, May 2011

Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted, May 2010 and May 2011
Area May 2010 May 2011

United States

123,333 119,911


17,575 17,726

New England

2,421 2,505

Middle Atlantic

15,154 15,221


38,299 43,457

South Atlantic

19,282 18,785

East South Central

8,431 14,830

West South Central

10,586 9,842


26,176 26,017

East North Central

17,981 18,948

West North Central

8,195 7,069


41,283 32,711


6,357 5,948


34,926 26,763

These data are featured in the TED article, Initial claims for unemployment insurance due to mass layoffs by region, May 2011.




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