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Press Release  Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-08-21

For immediate release:
7/08/2021
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-08-21

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

MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data

For week ending July 3, Massachusetts had an estimated 8,916 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), a decrease of 1,898 claims from the previous week.  The decrease is seasonal as the sectors affected by the closings of schools for summer vacation are returning to previous levels. Hence, the largest decreases in initial claims filings were seen in: Transportation and Warehouse, down 1,591; Public Administration, down 268; and Food and Accommodation, down 236 claims.  Notable increases in filings were posted in Manufacturing, up 142 and Construction, up 131 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 July 3 at 67,606 increased by 2,847 as employees affected by the summer closings of schools filed for their weekly benefits.

From June 27 to July 3, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program had 1,158 initial claims filed, an increase of 103 claims from the previous week.  PUA continued weeks claimed for week ending July 3 decreased by another 1,987 to 215,181.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which was implemented on May 21, 2020, had 5,185 initial claims and 192,915 continued weeks claimed for the week ending July 3.  PEUC continued weeks claimed, down 1,673, has fallen below 200.000 for the third consecutive week.

The federal/state Extended Benefits (EB) program, from June 27 to July 3, had 1,022 initial claims filed and 1,643 continued weeks claimed.

 Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 6/26

Week Ending 7/3

Change

% Change

Agriculture, Forestry,
Fishing and Hunting

39

56

17

43.6%

Utilities

15

21

6

40.0%

Construction

621

752

131

21.1%

Manufacturing

351

493

142

40.5%

Wholesale Trade

200

183

-17

-8.5%

Retail Trade

747

753

6

0.8%

Transportation and
Warehouse

2,740

1,149

-1,591

-58.1%

Information

120

94

-26

-21.7%

Finance and Insurance

166

167

1

0.6%

Real Estate

82

94

12

14.6%

Professional and
Technical Services

570

555

-15

-2.6%

Management of Companies

35

41

6

17.1%

Administrative and
Waste Services

567

582

15

2.6%

Education

489

461

-28

-5.7%

Health Care and
Social Assistance

1,094

1,091

-3

-0.3%

Arts, Entertainment and
Recreation

86

83

-3

-3.5%

Food and Accommodation

838

602

-236

-28.2%

Other Services

590

650

60

10.2%

Public Administration

980

712

-268

-27.3%

Information Not Available

484

376

-108

-22.3%

 

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 26th rather than the week ending July 3rd. 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 26th, 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 26th, 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 26th, 2021:

PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-08-21

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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