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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data (06-25-20)

For immediate release:
6/30/2020
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data (06-25-20)

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

MassachusettsShowing decreases for the second consecutive week, Massachusetts, from June 14 to June 20, had 29,541 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), a small decrease of 443 over the previous week. From March 15 to June 20, the Commonwealth has surpassed a million total initial claims filed for regular UI, at 1,028,424. Continued UI claims at 558,269 was down 11,170 or 2.0 percent over the previous week.

For the fourth week in a row of decreases, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the week ending June 20, at 14,131, were 1,761 less than the previous week. Since April 20, 2020, 624,091 claimants have filed an initial claim for the PUA.     

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provided up to 13 weeks of extended benefits was implemented on May 21. For the week ending June 20, 4,049 PEUC initial claims were filed bringing the total of PEUC filings to 54,641 since implementation.

                  Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 6/13

Week Ending 6/20

Change

% Change

         

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

67

79

12

17.9%

Mining

4

6

2

50.0%

Utilities

43

47

4

9.3%

Construction

951

988

37

3.9%

Manufacturing

1,742

1,693

-49

-2.8%

Wholesale Trade

982

848

-134

-13.6%

Retail Trade

2,830

2,561

-269

-9.5%

Transportation & Warehouse

1,397

1,914

517

37.0%

Information

542

518

-24

-4.4%

Finance & Insurance

576

484

-92

-16.0%

Real Estate

328

303

-25

-7.6%

Professional and Technical Services

1,811

1,661

-150

-8.3%

Management of Companies

360

199

-161

-44.7%

Administrative & Waste Services

1,994

1,817

-177

-8.9%

Education

1,498

1,772

274

18.3%

Health & Social Assistance

3,904

3,468

-436

-11.2%

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

636

594

-42

-6.6%

Food & Accommodation

3,153

2,785

-368

-11.7%

Other Services

1,994

1,790

-204

-10.2%

Public Administration

1,113

2,245

1,132

101.7%

Information Not Available

4,059

3,769

-290

-7.1%

 

 

 

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

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 13th rather than the week ending June 20th.

 

 

Claimants by Gender

Claimants by gender

Claimants by gender
claims by gender

Claimants by ethnicity

Continued weeks claimed by ethnicity
claims by race

Continued weeks claimed by ethnicity

Claimants by Race

 

claims by ethnicity

Claimants by race

Claimants by race

 

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data (06-25-20)

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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