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Employment state of affairs in a Nutshell- November 2013

Updated : February 1st, 2021

On December 6, 2013, the bureau of labor statistics (department of Labor), released their monthly publication on employment situation. The news release carries all-inclusive scrutiny of various employment statistics collated for November.

We have broken it down for you to understand how this will impact you as an individual.

The overall unemployment rate fell from 7.3 (October 2013) to 7.0 percent in November. Employment surged in transportation & warehousing, healthcare and manufacturing bringing much relief to a large class of unemployed populace. The no. of unemployed persons across the country stood at 10.9 million at the end of November.

The temporary layoffs decreased by a massive 377,000 in the month. This mostly reflects the return to work of federal employees who were furloughed in October due to the partial government shutdown.

Sentiment of Part time Employment

 The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) fell by 331,000 to 7.7 million in November. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full time job. This is uplifting as most of the part time workers are actively seeking full time jobs. This website receives significant numbers of questions in the Q & A section on UI claims from part time workers.

Tour across Industries & Establishments

  • Employment in transportation and warehousing rose by 31,000 in November

  • Health care employment continued to increase over the month (+28,000)

  • In November, manufacturing added 27,000 jobs

  • Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up  (+35,000)

  • Retail trade employment also continued to expand in November (+22,000)

  • Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in November (+18,000)

  • Employment in construction continued to trend up in November (+17,000)

  • Federal government employment continued to decline (-7,000) in November

General Gush

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged up by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours.

The average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 4 cents to $24.15.

Unemployment Status of Metropolitan Areas (October 2013)

Unemployment rates were lower in October this year compared to an year earlier in 280 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 79 areas, and unchanged in 13 areas. Twenty-three areas had unemployment rates of at least 10.0 percent, and 57 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent.

Yuma, Arizona at 31.9 and El Centro, California-25.2 clocked the highest unemployment rates in November. Bismarck, N.D., had the lowest rate, 1.7 percent. The national average during this month was 7 percent.

Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more, Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California had the highest unemployment rate in October, 9.8 percent. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota -Wisconsin had the lowest rate among the large areas, 4.1 percent.

Wrapping up, there is a strong sentiment of better days in near future across establishments and industry. Most importantly, these numbers will have a demeanour on you. We hope the data and facts presented above were effortless for you to comprehend.

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  1. If I’m laid off and I go back to work for three or four weeks and get laid off again do I have to do the one week waiting period before I can collect again?

  2. I was informed by the automated phone system that my claim for last week 06/12/2021 was not processed due to an outstanding issue on said claim. I have tried for four days to reach a human to assist me in this matter. It’s been impossible! Please help.

    1. Anne,

      Wish we could do something for you. This is a private forum. Please continue following up regularly. You can perhaps write them an email.

  3. I am trying to request payments from aug 2015 up until 2017 I never received a debit card and just assumed that I was denied. So i did not request payment but would like to now

    1. Katrina,

      That period is past and you might not be able to claim retroactively. Please write the office an email if you wish to.

  4. Ive provided documents that were needed and i have not receive any type of response i have went without benefits for 6 weeks could someone please contact me

    1. Sondra,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please follow up with the office directly.

  5. To whom it may concern, Please what is wrong with the site to claim weeks? I am at the Career Source and they said it has been acting up for 2 days. I am frustrated so I can imagine how many others are like me. I was laid off 4/16/2021. My UI is showing active but still under review. Is there anything you need from me to get this going? I will give it to you. Please July rent coming up. I am tapped from asking from family to get me thru now. Please please please any answers for me? I am begging right now. I can not be late on rent or they will not renew my lease when it is time. I can not move, to costly. I have been here for 20 years. Please any suggestions. I will pay back July rent if my UI goes thru. No reason why it shouldn’t. Please help. Thanks again, Kay

    1. Kay,

      It must be a tough time for you. This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please chase the Office directly.

  6. I just filed for my first weeks benefit and am trying to change the payment method. It does not give me the verify who you are questions?

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