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Table 4. Region and state distribution: Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted

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
                                    May        May        May        May        May        May        May        May
                                   2012       2013       2012       2013       2012       2013       2012       2013

   Total (2) ...............      1,201      1,383    109,259    134,483        300        277     27,315     26,897
Northeast ..................        197        182     18,817     16,595         49         36      4,704      3,319
    Connecticut ............         11          6        864        441          3          1        216         88
    Maine ..................        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Massachusetts ..........          9          5      1,142        338          2          1        286         68
    New Hampshire ..........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    New Jersey .............         22         21      1,967      2,033          6          4        492        407
    New York ...............         65         52      6,199      5,099         16         10      1,550      1,020
    Pennsylvania ...........         79         87      7,483      7,450         20         17      1,871      1,490
    Rhode Island ...........          4          3        439        181          1          1        110         36
    Vermont ................          3          5        334        672          1          1         84        134

South ......................        358        428     33,270     45,661         90         86      8,318      9,132
    Alabama ................         13         28      1,019      2,411          3          6        255        482
    Arkansas ...............          9         12      1,031      1,398          2          2        258        280
    Delaware ...............        (3)          4        (3)        250        (3)          1        (3)         50
    District of Columbia ...          3          3        187        177          1          1         47         35
    Florida ................         75         78      4,621      4,914         19         16      1,155        983
    Georgia ................         28         33      2,906      4,629          7          7        727        926
    Kentucky ...............         20         18      1,886      2,193          5          4        472        439
    Louisiana ..............         21         16      1,884      2,154          5          3        471        431
    Maryland (4) ...........          9         16        706      1,531          2          3        177        306
    Mississippi ............         28         26      3,961      4,634          7          5        990        927
    North Carolina .........         46         54      4,247      6,177         12         11      1,062      1,235
    Oklahoma ...............          5          3        361        214          1          1         90         43
    South Carolina .........          4         11        327      1,570          1          2         82        314
    Tennessee ..............         20         24      1,762      3,070          5          5        441        614
    Texas ..................         53         76      5,130      7,419         13         15      1,283      1,484
    Virginia ...............         21         23      3,038      2,688          5          5        760        538
    West Virginia ..........        (3)          3        (3)        232        (3)          1        (3)         46

Midwest ....................        249        292     26,349     33,002         62         58      6,587      6,600
    Illinois ...............         64         60      7,361     11,153         16         12      1,840      2,231
    Indiana ................         23         27      2,078      2,285          6          5        520        457
    Iowa ...................         12         13      1,208      1,179          3          3        302        236
    Kansas .................         11         11      1,092      1,603          3          2        273        321
    Michigan ...............         22         41      1,922      4,333          6          8        481        867
    Minnesota ..............        (3)         16        (3)      1,565        (3)          3        (3)        313
    Missouri ...............         28         37      4,491      2,723          7          7      1,123        545
    Nebraska ...............          9          7        924        903          2          1        231        181
    North Dakota ...........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Ohio ...................         37         44      3,401      3,547          9          9        850        709
    South Dakota ...........        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)        (3)
    Wisconsin ..............         35         31      3,298      3,268          9          6        825        654

West .......................        397        481     30,823     39,225         99         96      7,706      7,845
    Alaska .................          7          8        619        657          2          2        155        131
    Arizona ................         14         15      1,245      1,262          4          3        311        252
    California .............        307        377     22,995     30,069         77         75      5,749      6,014
    Colorado ...............         10          9        902        930          3          2        226        186
    Hawaii .................        (3)          8        (3)        622        (3)          2        (3)        124
    Idaho ..................          3        (3)        201        (3)          1        (3)         50        (3)
    Montana ................          3          6        223        422          1          1         56         84
    Nevada .................         11         13        859      1,102          3          3        215        220
    New Mexico .............         11         10        999        836          3          2        250        167
    Oregon .................         15         19      1,416      2,057          4          4        354        411
    Utah ...................          5        (3)        366        (3)          1        (3)         92        (3)
    Washington .............          8          9        736        733          2          2        184        147
    Wyoming ................        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)          -        (3)          -
    
    Puerto Rico ............          5          8        504        923          1          2        126        185
                                                                                                                    
   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.
   
   
   

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