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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-24-21

For immediate release:
6/24/2021
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-24-21

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

MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data

For week ending June 19, Massachusetts had an estimated 7,820 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), an increase of 271 claims from the previous week primarily due to some schools closing for summer vacation.  As in the previous weeks, decreases and increases in initial claims filings were spread out among all sectors. The largest increases in initial claims filings seen in Transportation and Warehouse, up 583; Public Administration, up 281; and Education, up 76 claims.  Decreases in filings were posted in Information Not Available (either lacking employer or industry information), down 288; Administrative and Waste Services, down 103; and Other Services, down 86 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 19 decreased by another 6,232 to 65,221 its lowest level since late December 2019.

From June 13 to June 19, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program had 925 initial claims filed, a decrease of 117 claims from the previous week.  PUA continued weeks claimed for week ending June 19 decreased by 3,275 to 224.090.

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 5,233 for week ending June 19 were 508 claims less than the previous week.  PEUC continued weeks claimed at 196,276 fell below 200,000 since late March 2021.

The federal/state Extended Benefits (EB) program, which first triggered on May 3, 2020 due to the high volume of claims, from June 13 to June 19 had 240 initial claims filed and 1,885 continued weeks claimed.

 Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 6/12

Week Ending 6/19

Change

% Change

Agriculture, Forestry,
Fishing and Hunting

45

43

-2

-4.4%

Mining

4

2

-2

-50.0%

Utilities

16

17

1

6.3%

Construction

632

584

-48

-7.6%

Manufacturing

398

389

-9

-2.3%

Wholesale Trade

228

224

-4

-1.8%

Retail Trade

712

672

-40

-5.6%

Transportation and
Warehouse

288

871

583

202.4%

Information

117

96

-21

-17.9%

Finance and Insurance

173

186

13

7.5%

Real Estate

110

86

-24

-21.8%

Professional and
Technical Services

565

539

-26

-4.6%

Management of Companies

64

44

-20

-31.3%

Administrative and
Waste Services

626

523

-103

-16.5%

Education

318

394

76

23.9%

Health Care and
Social Assistance

978

984

6

0.6%

Arts, Entertainment
and Recreation

89

69

-20

-22.5%

Food and
Accommodation

646

650

4

0.6%

Other Services

547

461

-86

-15.7%

Public Administration

175

456

281

160.6%

Information Not Available

818

530

-288

-35.2%

 

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 June 12th rather than the week ending June 19th. 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 June 12th, 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 June 12th, 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 June 12th, 2021:

PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series

 

 

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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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