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Table 6. State distribution: Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted

Table 6. State distribution: Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted 
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                      Initial claimants for               
                                         Mass layoff events                           unemployment insurance              
           State                                                                                                          
                            September      July      August    September   September      July       August    September  
                              2010         2011       2011       2011        2010         2011        2011       2011     
                                                                                                                          
   Total (1) ............      920        2,176        961      1,189       77,654      216,774      99,213    117,232    
                                                                                                                          
Alabama .................       13           60         14         14        1,021        6,904       1,310      1,419    
Alaska ..................        4          (2)          4          6          492          (2)         307        532    
Arizona .................        6           23          5          9          477        2,137         341        678    
Arkansas ................        3           17         10          9          301        1,607         909        825    
California ..............      264          571        251        297       19,288       46,009      17,552     33,690    
Colorado ................       10            8          6          7          827          704         547        680    
Connecticut .............      (2)            8          3          4          (2)          713         280        242    
Delaware ................      (2)            3        (2)        (2)          (2)          233         (2)        (2)    
District of Columbia ....        -          (2)        (2)        (2)            -          (2)         (2)        (2)    
Florida .................       91          147         78         69        6,001       12,098       5,176      4,538    
Georgia .................       24           45         30         28        2,438        5,152       2,447      3,256    
Hawaii ..................        3          (2)        (2)        (2)          182          (2)         (2)        (2)    
Idaho ...................        7            9          4          5        1,011        1,220         255        365    
                                                                                                                          
Illinois ................       35           48         35         48        5,053        5,599       5,514      5,092    
Indiana .................       10           31         13         22          846        5,700       1,215      2,179    
Iowa ....................        3           19          9          8          362        2,397       1,796        741    
Kansas ..................        8           12          9          3        1,245        1,372       1,497        334    
Kentucky ................       10           54         13         20        1,454        6,294       1,935      2,202    
Louisiana ...............       11           21          7         16          688        1,936         378      1,554    
Maine ...................      (2)            9        (2)          3          (2)          667         (2)        194    
Maryland ................        6           13          4          9          528        1,486         812        617    
Massachusetts ...........        7           16         12          8          476        1,632       6,030        617    
Michigan ................       11          130         21         31          758       14,164       1,986      2,186    
Minnesota ...............        5           68          7          6          412       11,406         607        419    
Mississippi .............       12           25         10          8          741        1,853         613        521    
Missouri ................       19           36         17         21        1,115        4,068       1,145      1,520    
                                                                                                                          
Montana .................        4            4        (2)          3          332          306         (2)        228    
Nebraska ................        5            8          4          3          550        1,026         247        578    
Nevada ..................       13           10         11         13        1,238          875       1,158      1,274    
New Hampshire ...........      (2)            5        (2)        (2)          (2)          363         (2)        (2)    
New Jersey ..............       22           81         23         40        1,665        7,381       6,817      3,922    
New Mexico ..............        3            9          5        (2)          238          568         338        (2)    
New York ................       52          142         71         91        5,499       14,892       7,506      7,664    
North Carolina (3) ......       13           80         21         44        1,372        8,083       1,624      5,449    
North Dakota ............        -            3          3          -            -          583         410          -    
Ohio ....................       22           67         25         37        1,638        7,739       2,420      4,985    
Oklahoma ................      (2)            6        (2)          3          (2)        1,206         (2)        372    
Oregon ..................       17           27         10         14        1,635        3,435         836      1,178    
Pennsylvania ............       71           96         70        132        5,890        8,610       7,830     12,300    
                                                                                                                          
Rhode Island ............      (2)            4          4        (2)          (2)          323         882        (2)    
South Carolina ..........        7           28         20         20          724        2,724       2,871      1,944    
South Dakota ............        -            -          -          -            -            -           -          -    
Tennessee ...............        6           25         10         10          417        2,314       1,021        846    
Texas ...................       49           58         37         48        4,814        6,259       3,836      4,470    
Utah ....................        4            4          3          4          338          529         218        329    
Vermont .................      (2)          (2)        (2)          4          (2)          (2)         (2)        537    
Virginia ................       11           41         17          8          689        4,028       1,988        569    
Washington ..............       11           15         14         11          714        1,537       1,170      1,006    
West Virginia ...........        -            -        (2)        (2)            -            -         (2)        (2)    
Wisconsin ...............       37           83         38         40        2,985        8,060       3,704      3,851    
Wyoming .................        -            -          -          -            -            -           -          -    
                                                                                                                          
Puerto Rico .............       16           19         12         33        1,382        2,333       1,282      2,823    
                                                                                                                          
   1 See footnote 1, table 3.
   2 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
   3 Data starting in November 2010 may not be comparable to prior data due to a change in MLS unemployment insurance
     input procedures.   
   NOTE: Dash represents zero. 



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Last Modified Date: October 25, 2011
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