Unemployment Insurance Claims

Initial unemployment insurance claims were up in June, coming in at a total of 17,252 for the month. This represents an increase of 747, or 4.5 percent, from May claims. Initial claims remain down on an annual basis, however, with 819 (4.5 percent) fewer than in June of 2013.  While claims crept up in many smaller supersectors, such as Information, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, a number of industries continue to see year-over-year declines. Administrative and Waste Services had 1,456 claims (down 11.1 percent from June 2013), Health Care and Social Assistance had 1,460 (down 13.3 percent) and Manufacturing had 2,818 (down 8.2 percent).  The largest annual numerical claims increase came in the Other Services supersector, which saw a 13.6 percent jump, with 852 claims on the month. 

Graph: Minnesota UI Change in Initial Claims

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Seasonally Adjusted Data (Excel)