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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data (06-11-20)

For immediate release:
6/11/2020
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data (06-11-20)

Charles Pearce, Director of Communications, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

BOSTONMassachusetts had 44,660 individuals file an initial claim for standard Unemployment Insurance (UI) from May 31 to June 6, an increase of 17,626 over the previous week. Since March 15, a total of 968,899 initial claims have been filed for UI. At 565,898, continued UI claims decreased by 9,964 or 1.7% over the previous week, the second consecutive week of decline.

There were 20,991, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the week ending June 6, 33,290 less than the previous week. Since April 20, 2020, 594,068 claimants have filed for PUA.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provided up to 13 weeks of extended benefits to individuals who have exhausted or expired their regular unemployment compensation since July 2019 was implemented on May 21. For the week ending June 6, 3,692 PEUC claims were filed bringing the total of PEUC filings to 46,945 since implementation.

Since March, the customer service staff at the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has grown from around 50 employees to nearly 2000. The remote customer service operation is now making over 35,000 individual contacts per day and DUA continues to host unemployment town halls – which have been held in English, Spanish, and Portuguese - and have been attended by around 350,000 constituents.

The below charts are relative to standard UI only.

Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 5/30

Week Ending 6/6

Change

% Change

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

85

117

32

37.6%

Mining

3

5

2

66.7%

Utilities

21

80

59

281.0%

Construction

890

1,269

379

42.6%

Manufacturing

1,698

2,075

377

22.2%

Wholesale Trade

796

1,252

456

57.3%

Retail Trade

2,752

4,836

2,084

75.7%

Transportation & Warehouse

903

1,524

621

68.8%

Information

483

682

199

41.2%

Finance & Insurance

455

789

334

73.4%

Real Estate

301

521

220

73.1%

Professional and Technical Services

1,597

2,476

879

55.0%

Management of Companies

684

1,704

1,020

149.1%

Administrative & Waste Services

1,720

3,501

1,781

103.5%

Education

1,541

2,228

687

44.6%

Health & Social Assistance

3,279

5,908

2,629

80.2%

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

637

872

235

36.9%

Food & Accommodation

2,768

4,901

2,133

77.1%

Other Services

1,343

2,826

1,483

110.4%

Public Administration

811

1,515

704

86.8%

Information Not Available

4,267

5,579

1,312

30.7%

Initial claims by industry

Initial claims by industry (6/11/20)

Continued weeks claimed by industry

Continued weeks claimed by industry (6/11/20)

 Industry share of CWC in most recent week

Industry share of CWC in most recent week (6/11/20)

 

Industry share of CWC in most recent week set (6/11/20)

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 30th rather than the week ending June 6th.

Continued weeks claimed by gender
Continued weeks claimed by ethnicity

 

Continued weeks claimed by race (6/11/20)

Claimants by gender

Claimants by gender

 

Claimants by gender set

Claimants by ethnicity

Claimants by ethnicity

 

Claimants by ethnicity set

Claimants by race

Claimants by race
Claimants by race set

 

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data (06-11-20)

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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