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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-23-20

For immediate release:
7/23/2020
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-23-20

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

MassachusettsFor the week ending July 18 Massachusetts had 18,154 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) a decrease of 5,381 over the previous week. This marks the sixth consecutive week that new claims have declined and that the previous week’s filings were below 20,000. From March 15 to July 18, a total of 1,125,804 have filed an initial claim for regular UI.  For the fifth week in a row, continued UI claims at 510,706 were down 16,601 or 3.1 percent over the previous week.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the week ending July 18, at 12,402, were 430 less than the previous week. Since April 20, 2020, 676,448 claimants have filed an initial claim for the PUA. 

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, which provided up to 13 weeks of extended benefits, was implemented on May 21. For the week July 12 to July 18, 4,767 PEUC initial claims were filed, slightly higher than the previous week, bringing the total of PEUC filings to 75,123 since implementation.

Since March, the customer service staff at the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has grown from around 50 employees to over 2000. The remote customer service operation is now making over 35,000 individual contacts per day and DUA continues to host unemployment town halls – which have been held in English, Spanish, and Portuguese - and have been attended by around 400,000 constituents.

 

                  Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 7/11

Week Ending 7/18

Change

% Change

         

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

85

78

-7

-8.2%

Mining

2

6

4

200.0%

Utilities

28

26

-2

-7.1%

Construction

1,166

971

-195

-16.7%

Manufacturing

2,098

1,530

-568

-27.1%

Wholesale Trade

750

706

-44

-5.9%

Retail Trade

1,918

1,678

-240

-12.5%

Transportation & Warehouse

738

631

-107

-14.5%

Information

416

333

-83

-20.0%

Finance & Insurance

456

331

-125

-27.4%

Real Estate

203

187

-16

-7.9%

Professional and Technical Services

1,487

1,193

-294

-19.8%

Management of Companies

157

127

-30

-19.1%

Administrative & Waste Services

1,334

1,124

-210

-15.7%

Education

1,515

874

-641

-42.3%

Health & Social Assistance

2,894

2,038

-856

-29.6%

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

456

320

-136

-29.8%

Food & Accommodation

1,773

1,522

-251

-14.2%

Other Services

1,457

1,115

-342

-23.5%

Public Administration

1,531

885

-646

-42.2%

Information Not Available

3,071

2,479

-592

-19.3%

 

 

 

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 by industry

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 11th rather than the week ending July 18th.

 

Claimants by Gender

Claimants by gender

 

Claimants by gender

Claimants by Ethnicity

 

Claimants by ethnicity

 

Claimants by ethnicity

Claimants by Race

Claimants by race
Claimants by race

 

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 07-23-20

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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