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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 03-11-21

For immediate release:
3/11/2021
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 03-11-21

Charles Pearce, Director of Communications - Exec. Office of Labor and Workforce Development

MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data

For the week ending March 6, Massachusetts had 15,951 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), an increase of 1,922 from the previous week.  Increases in initial claims filings were widespread among all sectors.  The largest decreases in filings were seen in Information Not Available (either lacking employer or industry information), up 2,046; Retail Trade, up 134; and Manufacturing, up 111 claims.  Seasonal decreases in filings were seen in Transportation and Warehouse, down 545; and Construction, down 165 claims.  Since March 15, a total of 1,954,706 initial claims for regular UI have been filed.  Continued weeks claimed for the week ending March 6, at 141,545 decreased by 9,436 over the previous week.

From February 28 to March 6, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program had 3,572 initial claims filed, a decrease of 1,277 over the previous week.  A total of 948,388 claimants have filed an initial claim for the PUA since April 20, 2020.  PUA continued weeks claimed for week ending March 6 decreased to 286,455.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provided up to 13 weeks of extended benefits, was implemented on May 21.  PEUC initial claims filed at 4,967 for the week ending March were just 20 less than the previous week. Since implementation, PEUC filings now total 421,693.  PEUC continued weeks claimed were down to 79,615 a decrease of 4,023 over the previous week.

The federal/state Extended Benefits (EB) program, which triggered on May 3 due to the high volume of claims, for the week ending March 6 had 1,272 initial claims filed and 44,927 continued weeks claimed.

 

                  Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 2/27

Week Ending 3/6

Change

% Change

Agriculture, Forestry,
Fishing and Hunting

100

68

-32

-32.0%

Mining

6

10

4

66.7%

Utilities

27

30

3

11.1%

Construction

1,218

1,053

-165

-13.5%

Manufacturing

706

817

111

15.7%

Wholesale Trade

428

436

8

1.9%

Retail Trade

1,267

1,401

134

10.6%

Transportation and
Warehouse

985

440

-545

-55.3%

Information

196

239

43

21.9%

Finance and Insurance

416

408

-8

-1.9%

Real Estate

176

202

26

14.8%

Professional and
Technical Services

886

969

83

9.4%

Management of Companies

73

92

19

26.0%

Administrative and
Waste Services

811

839

28

3.5%

Education

356

388

32

9.0%

Health Care and
Social Assistance

1,324

1,380

56

4.2%

Arts, Entertainment
and Recreation

126

134

8

6.3%

Food and Accommodation

952

886

-66

-6.9%

Other Services

820

917

97

11.8%

Public Administration

415

455

40

9.6%

Information Not Available

2,741

4,787

2,046

74.6%

 

Initial claims by industry

Initial claims by industry

 

 

Continued weeks claimed by industry

Continued weeks claimed by industry

 

 

Industry share of CWC in most recent week

Industry share of CWC in most recent week
Industry share of CWC in most recent week - table

 

Demographic Breakdowns

Below we present demographic statistics on ethnicity, gender, and race for all those claimants who filed for a continued week in the period prior to the above information. This is to say that because of the timing of data availability, the below statistics reflect continued weeks claimed in the week ending February 27th rather than the week ending March 6th.

Demographic Breakdowns

 

Regular UI Demographic Series

Here we present the breakdown by gender, ethnicity, and race of continued claims for Regular UI between March 8th and February 27th, 2021:

Regular UI Demographic Series
Regular UI Demographic Series
Regular UI Demographic Series

 

UI Extensions Demographic Series

Here we present the breakdown by gender, ethnicity, and race of continued claims for the PEUC and EB programs, which cover the long term unemployed, between May 31st and February 27th, 2021:

UI Extensions Demographic Series
UI Extensions Demographic Series
UI Extensions Demographic Series

 

 

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 03-11-21

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development  

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.
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