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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-10-21

For immediate release:
6/10/2021
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-10-21

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

MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data

For week ending June 5, Massachusetts had an estimated 8,016 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), a small decrease of 63 claims from the previous week.  Decreases and increases in initial claims were spread out among all sectors. The largest decreases in initial claims filings seen in Food and Accommodation, down 94; Health Care and Social Assistance, down 87; and Construction, down 44 claims.  Notable increases in filings were posted in Education, up 93; Manufacturing, up 69; and Other Services, up 57 claims.  (Please note that due to a system processing error, initial claims filings for regular UI for the current and prior week are estimated values and included here as reported to the Employment and Training Administration.  The corrected values will be provided when they become available.)  Continued weeks claimed for week ending June 5 decreased by another 1,253 to 73,862 its lowest level since mid-March 2020.

From May 30 to June 5, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program had 882 initial claims filed, now totaling of 973,944 claimants filing an initial claim for the PUA since April 20, 2020.  PUA continued weeks claimed for week ending June 5 decreased by 1,316 to 226,698 the fifth week in a row of decline.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provided up to 13 weeks of extended benefits, was implemented on May 21, 2020.  PEUC initial claims filed at 5,661 for week ending June 5 were 2.337 less than the previous week.  PEUC continued weeks claimed were at 220,917, down 3,982 from the prior week.

The federal/state Extended Benefits (EB) program, which first triggered on May 3, 2020 due to the high volume of claims, from May 30 to June 5 had 327 initial claims filed and 2,451 continued weeks claimed.

                

 Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 5/29

Week Ending 6/5

Change

% Change

Agriculture, Forestry,
Fishing and Hunting

53

33

-20

-37.7%

Utilities

24

26

2

8.3%

Construction

747

703

-44

-5.9%

Manufacturing

346

415

69

19.9%

Wholesale Trade

215

217

2

0.9%

Retail Trade

789

750

-39

-4.9%

Transportation and
Warehouse

241

232

-9

-3.7%

Information

97

120

23

23.7%

Finance and Insurance

192

182

-10

-5.2%

Real Estate

100

75

-25

-25.0%

Professional and
Technical Services

593

581

-12

-2.0%

Management of Companies

43

72

29

67.4%

Administrative and
Waste Services

659

679

20

3.0%

Education

279

372

93

33.3%

Health Care and
Social Assistance

1,050

963

-87

-8.3%

Arts, Entertainment and
Recreation

85

116

31

36.5%

Food and Accommodation

858

764

-94

-11.0%

Other Services

468

525

57

12.2%

Public Administration

214

202

-12

-5.6%

Information Not Available

1,026

986

-40

-3.9%

 

Initial Claims by Industry
Continued Weeks Claimed by Industry
Industry Share CWC
Industry Share CWC - 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 May 29th rather than the week ending June 4th. All demographic information is presented as a percentage of claimants who responded, excluding claimants for whom the information was not available. 

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, 2020 and May 29th, 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, 2020 and May 29th, 2021: 

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

 

PUA Demographic Series 

Here we present the breakdown by gender, ethnicity, and race of continued claims for the PUA program, which covers the self-employed and others not eligible for traditional unemployment insurance, between April 19th, 2020 and May 29th, 2021: 

PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series

 

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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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