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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-01-21

For immediate release:
7/01/2021
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-01-21

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

MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data

For week ending June 26, Massachusetts had an estimated 10,814 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), an increase of 2,994 claims from the previous week primarily due to schools closing for summer vacation.  Affected by the school closings for the summer include: Transportation and Warehouse, up 1,869; Public Administration, up 524; Food and Accommodation, up 188; and Health Care and Social Assistance, up 110 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 26 decreased by just 462 as the first wave of individuals affected by the summer closings of schools filed for their weekly benefits.

From June 20 to June 26, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program had 1,055 initial claims filed, an increase of 130 claims from the previous week.  PUA continued weeks claimed for week ending June 26 decreased by 6,922 to 217,168.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which was implemented on May 21, 2020, had 5,566 initial claims and 194,588 continued weeks claimed for the week ending June 26.  PEUC continued weeks claimed, down 1,688, has fallen below 200.000 for the second consecutive week.

The federal/state Extended Benefits (EB) program, from June 20 to June 26, had 247 initial claims filed and 1,628 continued weeks claimed, a decrease of 257 from the previous week.

 Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 6/19

Week Ending 6/26

Change

% Change

Agriculture, Forestry,
Fishing and Hunting

43

39

-4

-9.3%

Mining

2

0

-2

-100.0%

Utilities

17

15

-2

-11.8%

Construction

584

621

37

6.3%

Manufacturing

389

351

-38

-9.8%

Wholesale Trade

224

200

-24

-10.7%

Retail Trade

672

747

75

11.2%

Transportation and
Warehouse

871

2,740

1,869

214.6%

Information

96

120

24

25.0%

Finance and Insurance

186

166

-20

-10.8%

Real Estate

86

82

-4

-4.7%

Professional and
Technical Services

539

570

31

5.8%

Management of Companies

44

35

-9

-20.5%

Administrative and
Waste Services

523

567

44

8.4%

Education

394

489

95

24.1%

Health Care and
Social Assistance

984

1,094

110

11.2%

Arts, Entertainment and
Recreation

69

86

17

24.6%

Food and Accommodation

650

838

188

28.9%

Other Services

461

590

129

28.0%

Public Administration

456

980

524

114.9%

Information Not Available

530

484

-46

-8.7%

 

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 19th rather than the week ending June 26th. 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 19th, 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 19th, 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 19th, 2021:

PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series

 

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-01-21

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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