Initial Unemployment Claims in Florida 2013-06-09 to 2013-06-15

Release Date: 
Thu, 07/04/2013
Coverage Start: 
Sun, 06/09/2013
Coverage End: 
Sat, 06/15/2013

Current: 15,077
Previous: 17,127

Florida’s initial claims for unemployment insurance fell 11.97% from the week prior in the week ending June 15th. This decrease follows the highest week of claims in 2013, indicating a long-term upward trend in claims may still be at play. As a result, the four-week average rose 2.21% to 13,778 claims. After seasonal adjustment, claims fell 8.07% from the previous week to 15,904 claims. Seasonally adjusted data uses national seasonal factors that have some influence on Florida’s employment. Continued claims increased for the second week in a row, this time by 3.47%. Consequently, the insured unemployment rate increased 0.06 percentage points to 1.58%. Finally, the initial claims per 1000 eligible fell from 2.39 to 2.10.