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Table 5. State distribution: Extended mass layoff events, separations, and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, private nonfarm sector, selected quarters, 2012 and 2013

Table 5. State distribution: Extended mass layoff events, separations, and initial claimants for unemployment insurance,
private nonfarm sector, selected quarters, 2012 and 2013

													Initial claimants for
                                           Layoff events                     Separations                unemployment insurance
              State                                                                                                             
                                       I         IV        I           I         IV        I             I        IV        I
                                      2012     2012r     2013p        2012     2012r     2013p         2012     2012r     2013p

    Total, private nonfarm (1) .     1,294     2,123       914      246,956   424,492   154,374      291,174   432,792   133,294

Alabama ........................         6        10         6          892     2,290     2,076        1,733     2,162     1,919
Alaska .........................         4        14         5          534     6,167       492          433     3,001       437
Arizona ........................        15        11         6        2,597     1,640       885        1,969     1,580     1,177
Arkansas .......................         6        10         5          990     2,503       447        1,517     2,249       500
California .....................       446       614       254      114,906   153,670    58,304      151,922   171,076    52,288
Colorado .......................         8        22         5        1,419     3,397       787        1,251     2,959       569
Connecticut ....................         7        10         6          763     1,753       651          763     1,753       651
Delaware .......................         4         3         3          260       466       150          505       588       287
District of Columbia ...........         3         3       (2)          239       566       (2)          239       566       (2)
Florida ........................        20        19        17        3,273     5,339     2,531        2,728     4,065     2,422
Georgia ........................        19         9        10        2,729     2,214       860        2,729     2,274     1,004
Hawaii .........................       (2)       (2)         3          (2)       (2)       220          (2)       (2)       322
Idaho ..........................         5        14         5          529     1,866       999          654     1,841       758

Illinois .......................        75       164        73       12,596    25,100    10,969       12,761    26,965     8,281
Indiana ........................        22        37         9        2,668     6,048     1,377        3,832     7,996     1,674
Iowa ...........................         -         9         3            -     1,434       565            -     1,812     1,067
Kansas .........................         6         9       (2)          752     2,118       (2)          643     2,326       (2)
Kentucky .......................        29        33        17        6,879     5,148     2,306        3,257     4,589     1,633
Louisiana ......................        10        18         7        2,320     3,265     1,118        1,534     2,922       812
Maine ..........................         6        10         3        1,770     1,758       414          852     1,935       254
Maryland (3) ...................        18        35         8        2,705     6,248       701        1,732     5,417       651
Massachusetts ..................        20        27        13        3,052     4,797     1,511        2,924     4,689     1,380
Michigan .......................        29        66        22        5,109    11,100     2,780        9,620     8,628     2,288
Minnesota ......................        18        79        18        2,495    14,075     2,485        2,508    10,622     1,836
Mississippi ....................         9         9         5        1,319     2,122       634          954       939       293
Missouri .......................        21        32        22        1,923    10,033     2,088        1,762     5,130     1,918

Montana ........................       (2)        14         -          (2)     3,173         -          (2)     1,590         -
Nebraska .......................       (2)         8       (2)          (2)       737       (2)          (2)       892       (2)
Nevada .........................        18        39        14        3,104     8,781     2,878        3,243     8,821     2,641
New Hampshire ..................         7         8       (2)          807     1,044       (2)          558       859       (2)
New Jersey .....................        44        66        21        7,426    14,276     6,929        6,444    13,864     2,349
New Mexico .....................         6        12       (2)          758     2,421       (2)          683     1,576       (2)
New York .......................        90       149        82       12,896    22,984    11,347       16,346    23,792    10,351
North Carolina .................        16        22        10        1,345     2,994     1,958        1,794     3,632     2,349
North Dakota ...................       (2)        15       (2)          (2)     1,831       (2)          (2)     2,172       (2)
Ohio ...........................        62       100        55        8,656    18,158     6,173        8,069    16,825     5,639
Oklahoma .......................         5         9       (2)          761     1,197       (2)          479     1,134       (2)
Oregon .........................        24        28        12        5,978     5,750     2,624        5,321     6,519     1,361
Pennsylvania ...................        68       115        43        7,803    17,268     4,558       10,399    23,935     5,463

Rhode Island ...................         -         4       (2)            -       250       (2)            -       260       (2)
South Carolina .................        10         8         6        1,398     1,191     1,313        1,351     1,427       839
South Dakota ...................         -         -         -            -         -         -            -         -         -
Tennessee ......................        11        18         6        2,035     2,934       630        1,915     3,190       514
Texas ..........................        31        40        29        5,981     9,009     6,176        9,174     9,763     5,137
Utah ...........................         5        13        10          487     3,194     1,141          492     2,740       938
Vermont ........................         6         3       (2)        1,852       324       (2)        1,176       320       (2)
Virginia .......................        17        28        17        2,634     5,602     1,859        3,293     6,208     1,623
Washington .....................        29        69        44        3,777     9,420     4,871        5,059     9,546     4,482
West Virginia ..................         5        10         3        1,276     1,325       195          844       958       208
Wisconsin ......................        28        74        24        4,733    13,268     4,446        4,970    13,964     3,765
Wyoming ........................       (2)       (2)       (2)          (2)       (2)       (2)          (2)       (2)       (2)

Puerto Rico ....................        17        10        13        2,524     1,956     1,365        4,994     3,469     1,622
                                                                                                                                
   1 See footnote 1, table 1.
   2 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
   3 Data starting in June 2012 may not be comparable to prior data due to a change in MLS unemployment insurance procedures.
   r = revised.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Dash represents zero.



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