Mass Layoffs (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, November 20, 2012                   USDL-12-2292

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                             MASS LAYOFFS -- OCTOBER 2012


Employers took 1,360 mass layoff actions in October involving 131,173 workers as
measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (Data are seasonally adjusted.)
Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. Mass layoff
events in October increased by 44 from September, and the number of associated
initial claims increased by 8,711. In October, 344 mass layoff events were reported
in the manufacturing sector resulting in 42,946 initial claims. Monthly 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 7.9 percent in October, essentially unchanged
from the prior month and down from 8.9 percent a year earlier. Total nonfarm
payroll employment increased by 171,000 over the month and by 1,949,000 over the
year.

Industry Distribution (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

The number of mass layoff events in October was 1,142, not seasonally adjusted, 
resulting in 109,829 initial claims for unemployment insurance. (See table 2.) Over
the year, the number of average weekly mass layoff events for October increased by
11 to 286, and associated average weekly initial claims increased by 3,228 to 
27,457. Eleven of the 19 major industry sectors in the private economy reported
over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims, with the largest increase
occurring in manufacturing. (See table 3.) In October 2012, the six-digit industry
with the largest number of private nonfarm initial claims due to mass layoffs was
temporary help services. (See table A.)

In October, the manufacturing sector accounted for 26 percent of mass layoff
events and 36 percent of associated initial claims in the private economy. Within
manufacturing, the numbers of mass layoff claimants were highest in machinery and
in transportation equipment. Twelve of the 21 manufacturing subsectors experienced
over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims. (See table 3.)


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

                 Industry                                        October peak
                                              Initial Claims  Year   Initial claims
                                                                                   
Temporary help services (1) .................     12,955      1998       18,760
Construction machinery manufacturing ........      3,410      2009        4,770
Heavy duty truck manufacturing ..............       (2)       2006         (2) 
Motion picture and video production .........      2,455      1997        7,692
Fruit and vegetable canning .................      2,410      2002        4,500
Professional employer organizations (1) .....      2,379      2008        7,242
Food service contractors ....................      2,133      2009        3,233
Supermarkets and other grocery stores .......      2,100      2003       13,682
Discount department stores ..................      2,004      2002        4,959
Lawn and garden equipment manufacturing .....      1,873      2010        2,077

   1 See the Technical Note for more information on these industries.
   2 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.


Geographic Distribution (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

Among the census regions, the West registered the largest number of initial claims
due to mass layoffs in October. Three of the 4 regions experienced over-the-year
increases in average weekly initial claims, with the largest increase occurring in
the West. (See table 4.)

Among the states, California recorded the highest number of mass layoff initial
claims in October, followed by North Carolina, Illinois, and Ohio. Twenty-one states
and the District of Columbia experienced over-the-year increases in average weekly
initial claims, led by California and North Carolina. (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 Mass Layoffs news release for November is scheduled to be released on Friday,
December 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).




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, November 2008 to 
October 2012, seasonally adjusted

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

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
July .......................     1,340     137,420     1,208     127,092       364      44,920
August .....................     1,267     127,454     1,148     117,952       314      38,667
September ..................     1,316     122,462     1,198     113,824       366      39,748
October ....................     1,360     131,173     1,220     120,794       344      42,946




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

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

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
July .......................     1,515     157,753     1,321     144,340       559      74,963
August .....................     1,063     104,045       992      97,694       251      31,193
September ..................       811      70,570       749      66,214       221      22,748
October ....................     1,142     109,829       968      97,390       277      37,702




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 
                                                       October    October    October    October    October    October    October    October
                                                         2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012

      Total (2) ..................................      1,101      1,142     96,914    109,829        275        286     24,229     27,457

Total, private ...................................      1,015      1,074     88,044    104,318        254        269     22,011     26,080
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting ...         65        106      4,296      6,928         16         27      1,074      1,732

  Total, private nonfarm .........................        950        968     83,748     97,390        238        242     20,937     24,348
    Mining .......................................        (3)          4        (3)        238        (3)          1        (3)         60
    Utilities ....................................        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Construction .................................         89         89      6,391      5,805         22         22      1,598      1,451
        Construction of buildings ................         18         12      1,352        873          5          3        338        218
        Heavy and civil engineering construction .         29         33      2,204      2,150          7          8        551        538
        Specialty trade contractors ..............         42         44      2,835      2,782         11         11        709        696
    Manufacturing ................................        265        277     28,447     37,702         66         69      7,112      9,426
        Food .....................................         58         51      6,596      5,398         15         13      1,649      1,350
        Beverage and tobacco products ............          5          7        445        455          1          2        111        114
        Textile mills ............................         15         15      1,242      1,683          4          4        311        421
        Textile product mills ....................        (3)          3        (3)        417        (3)          1        (3)        104
        Apparel ..................................          6          6        513        817          2          2        128        204
        Leather and allied products ..............        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
        Wood products ............................         15          3      1,276        268          4          1        319         67
        Paper ....................................          3        (3)        278        (3)          1        (3)         70        (3)
        Printing and related support activities ..         11          8      1,055        711          3          2        264        178
        Petroleum and coal products ..............          5          5        360        513          1          1         90        128

        Chemicals ................................          5          3        274        184          1          1         69         46
        Plastics and rubber products .............          9         12        771      1,445          2          3        193        361
        Nonmetallic mineral products .............          9         11        791      1,067          2          3        198        267
        Primary metals ...........................         11         15      1,021      1,486          3          4        255        372
        Fabricated metal products ................         17         25      2,066      2,100          4          6        517        525
        Machinery ................................         22         37      3,617      9,361          6          9        904      2,340
        Computer and electronic products .........         15         15      1,422      1,131          4          4        356        283
        Electrical equipment and appliances ......          6         10      1,377        983          2          3        344        246
        Transportation equipment .................         28         39      3,478      8,744          7         10        870      2,186
        Furniture and related products ...........         11          6        825        492          3          2        206        123
        Miscellaneous manufacturing ..............         10          3        700        191          3          1        175         48

    Wholesale trade ..............................         21         18      1,489        983          5          5        372        246
    Retail trade (4) .............................         99         84      9,240      8,620         25         21      2,310      2,155
        Building material and garden supply stores         11         14      1,008      1,044          3          4        252        261
        Food and beverage stores .................         19         26      1,705      2,138          5          7        426        535
        Clothing and clothing accessories stores .          7          9        378      1,104          2          2         95        276
        General merchandise stores ...............         36         22      4,380      3,394          9          6      1,095        849
    Transportation and warehousing (4) ...........         29         29      2,345      2,851          7          7        586        713
        Truck transportation .....................        (3)          4        (3)        200        (3)          1        (3)         50
        Transit and ground passenger 
          transportation .........................         12         11      1,185        926          3          3        296        232
        Support activities for transportation ....        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Information ..................................         23         34      2,452      4,441          6          9        613      1,110
    Finance and insurance ........................         25         29      1,973      1,743          6          7        493        436
    Real estate and rental and leasing ...........          7          8        544        465          2          2        136        116
    Professional and technical services ..........         34         43      2,469      3,482          9         11        617        871
    Management of companies and enterprises ......        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Administrative and waste services ............        199        191     16,173     18,937         50         48      4,043      4,734
    Educational services .........................          8          9        518        547          2          2        130        137
    Health care and social assistance ............         41         35      2,728      2,075         10          9        682        519
    Arts, entertainment, and recreation ..........         28         25      2,053      1,868          7          6        513        467
    Accommodation and food services ..............         72         75      5,986      6,441         18         19      1,497      1,610
        Accommodation ............................         21         28      1,624      2,237          5          7        406        559
        Food services and drinking places ........         51         47      4,362      4,204         13         12      1,091      1,051
    Other services, except public administration .          5         10        492        746          1          3        123        187
    Unclassified .................................          1          4        113        212          -          1         28         53

Government .......................................         86         68      8,870      5,511         22         17      2,218      1,378
    Federal ......................................         23         23      2,198      2,066          6          6        550        517
    State ........................................         23         22      2,566      1,918          6          6        642        480
         State government education ..............          5          7        361        416          1          2         90        104
    Local ........................................         40         23      4,106      1,527         10          6      1,027        382
         Local government education ..............         13          6        974        296          3          2        244         74

   1 Average weekly analysis mitigates the effect of differing lengths of months. There were 4 weeks in October 2011 and 4 weeks in 
October 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
                                 October    October    October    October    October    October    October    October
                                   2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012       2011       2012
                                   
   Total (2) ...............      1,101      1,142     96,914    109,829        275        286     24,229     27,457
   
Northeast ..................        164        138     14,814     11,100         41         35      3,704      2,775
    Connecticut ............          8          3        640        221          2          1        160         55
    Maine ..................        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Massachusetts ..........          9          6        987        501          2          2        247        125
    New Hampshire ..........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    New Jersey .............         23         17      1,744      1,616          6          4        436        404
    New York ...............         49         48      5,484      4,202         12         12      1,371      1,051
    Pennsylvania ...........         70         60      5,637      4,204         18         15      1,409      1,051
    Rhode Island ...........        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)          -
    Vermont ................        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)

South ......................        284        294     25,223     30,437         71         74      6,306      7,609
    Alabama ................          7         13        967      1,037          2          3        242        259
    Arkansas ...............         18         16      2,520      1,888          5          4        630        472
    Delaware ...............        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    District of Columbia ...        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Florida ................         91         60      6,576      3,674         23         15      1,644        919
    Georgia ................         24         13      1,886      1,370          6          3        472        343
    Kentucky ...............         20         19      1,841      2,802          5          5        460        701
    Louisiana ..............          8          9        525        521          2          2        131        130
    Maryland (4) ...........          3          9        163      1,146          1          2         41        287
    Mississippi ............          9         12        668        872          2          3        167        218
    North Carolina .........         27         57      2,195      8,957          7         14        549      2,239
    Oklahoma ...............          7          5        574        411          2          1        144        103
    South Carolina .........         10         12      1,329      1,485          3          3        332        371
    Tennessee ..............          4          9        292        713          1          2         73        178
    Texas ..................         39         46      3,454      4,099         10         12        864      1,025
    Virginia ...............         13         10      1,830        965          3          3        458        241
    West Virginia ..........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)

Midwest ....................        215        212     22,090     26,366         54         53      5,523      6,592
    Illinois ...............         48         42      4,971      7,018         12         11      1,243      1,755
    Indiana ................         13         18      1,843      2,140          3          5        461        535
    Iowa ...................         10         10      1,115      1,434          3          3        279        359
    Kansas .................        (3)          4        (3)        481        (3)          1        (3)        120
    Michigan ...............         32         22      3,151      1,911          8          6        788        478
    Minnesota ..............         12         12      1,132        874          3          3        283        219
    Missouri ...............         22         16      2,503      1,214          6          4        626        304
    Nebraska ...............          8        (3)        811        (3)          2        (3)        203        (3)
    North Dakota ...........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Ohio ...................         29         47      2,616      6,331          7         12        654      1,583
    South Dakota ...........          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
    Wisconsin ..............         38         38      3,577      4,200         10         10        894      1,050

West .......................        438        498     34,787     41,926        110        125      8,697     10,482
    Alaska .................          8          6        970        426          2          2        243        107
    Arizona ................         17          6      1,527        628          4          2        382        157
    California .............        322        399     24,007     33,225         81        100      6,002      8,306
    Colorado ...............         10         11        873        957          3          3        218        239
    Hawaii .................          5          3        340        201          1          1         85         50
    Idaho ..................          9          5        613        390          2          1        153         98
    Montana ................          7          6        730        561          2          2        183        140
    Nevada .................          4         13        279      1,117          1          3         70        279
    New Mexico .............         11          5        705        435          3          1        176        109
    Oregon .................         21         17      2,354      1,479          5          4        589        370
    Utah ...................        (3)          6        (3)        513        (3)          2        (3)        128
    Washington .............         20         18      1,774      1,489          5          5        444        372
    Wyoming ................        (3)          3        (3)        505        (3)          1        (3)        126

    Puerto Rico ............          9          9      1,058        989          2          2        265        247

   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: November 20, 2012