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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-15-21

For immediate release:
7/15/2021
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-15-21

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

MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data

From July 4 to 10, Massachusetts had an estimated 7,434 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), a decrease of 1,482 claims from the previous week as claims continue to return to previous levels following the closings of schools for summer vacation.  The largest decreases in initial claims filings were seen in: Transportation and Warehouse, down 675; Public Administration, down 271;  Health Care and Social Assistance, down 270; Other Services, down 134; and Retail Trade, down by 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 July 10 at 67,298 decreased by 308 after the previous week’s seasonal increase of filings due to school summer break.

From July 4 to July 10, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program had 1,274 initial claims filed, an increase of 116 claims from the previous week.  PUA continued weeks claimed for week ending July 10 fell below 200,000 at 199,750, a decrease 15,431 from the previous week

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which was implemented on May 21, 2020, had 5,149 initial claims and 187,765 continued weeks claimed for the week ending July 10.  

The federal/state Extended Benefits (EB) program, from July 3 to 10, had 207 initial claims filed and 2,887 continued weeks claimed.

 Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 7/3

Week Ending 7/10

Change

% Change

Agriculture, Forestry,
Fishing and Hunting

56

59

3

5.4%

Mining

1

2

1

100.0%

Utilities

21

12

-9

-42.9%

Construction

752

836

84

11.2%

Manufacturing

493

455

-38

-7.7%

Wholesale Trade

183

187

4

2.2%

Retail Trade

753

643

-110

-14.6%

Transportation and
Warehouse

1,149

474

-675

-58.7%

Information

94

100

6

6.4%

Finance and Insurance

167

174

7

4.2%

Real Estate

94

100

6

6.4%

Professional and
Technical Services

555

545

-10

-1.8%

Management of Companies

41

53

12

29.3%

Administrative and
Waste Services

582

536

-46

-7.9%

Education

461

385

-76

-16.5%

Health Care and
Social Assistance

1,091

821

-270

-24.7%

Arts, Entertainment and
Recreation

83

73

-10

-12.0%

Food and Accommodation

602

624

22

3.7%

Other Services

650

516

-134

-20.6%

Public Administration

712

441

-271

-38.1%

Information Not Available

376

398

22

5.9%

 

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 July 3rd rather than the week ending July 10th. 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 July 3rd, 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 July 3rd, 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 July 3rd, 2021:

PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series
PUA Demographic Series

 

 

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-15-21

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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