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Unemployment numbers released for the week of Nov. 15th-21st

During the week of Nov. 15-21, a total of 681 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation. This is an increase of 168 claims from the prior week’s total of 513.


A total of $708,000 was paid out in state benefits, in addition to $378,000 in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), $315,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and $205,000 in Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits.


The Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund balance was $122.5 million on Nov. 22.


The latest number of continued state claims is 3,690 for the week ending Nov. 14, an increase of 210 from the prior week’s total of 3,480. This indicates the number of unemployed workers eligible for and receiving benefits after their initial claim.


Benefits paid since March 16:

  • Regular State = $88.9 million
  • FPUC = $209.3 million
  • PUA = $17.1 million
  • PEUC = $3.1 million


Total = Approximately $318.4 million