This page, Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 10-01-20, is offered by
Press Release

Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 10-01-20

For immediate release:
9/29/2020
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 10-01-20

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

MassachusettsFor the week ending September 26, Massachusetts had 24,617 individuals file an initial claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) an increase of 1,831 over the previous week. Increases were widespread across all sectors. As in the previous week, the increase may be mostly due to a verification that claimants who have exhausted or expired their regular unemployment compensation are not eligible for a new UI claim before filing for other UI programs. A total of 1,309,533 initial claim for regular UI have been filed since March 15. Continued weeks claimed for week ending September 26, at 320,216, were down 33,944 or 9.6 percent over the previous week.

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed from September 20 to September 26, at 10,925, were just slightly lower than the previous week. Since April 20, 2020, 791,049 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 September 26, 33,050 PEUC initial claims were filed, an increase of 5,404 over the previous week as more and more claimants exhaust their regular UI claim. Since implementation, PEUC filings now total 186,538.

                                           Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 9/19

Week Ending 9/26

Change

% Change

         

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

126

90

-36

-28.6%

Mining

15

8

-7

-46.7%

Utilities

54

89

35

64.8%

Construction

1,240

1,363

123

9.9%

Manufacturing

1,276

1,596

320

25.1%

Wholesale Trade

694

818

124

17.9%

Retail Trade

1,839

1,817

-22

-1.2%

Transportation & Warehouse

553

544

-9

-1.6%

Information

360

432

72

20.0%

Finance & Insurance

888

1,224

336

37.8%

Real Estate

328

330

2

0.6%

Professional and Technical Services

2,043

2,423

380

18.6%

Management of Companies

152

175

23

15.1%

Administrative & Waste Services

1,113

1,081

-32

-2.9%

Education

1,019

1,207

188

18.4%

Health & Social Assistance

2,831

3,198

367

13.0%

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

303

278

-25

-8.3%

Food & Accommodation

1,744

1,479

-265

-15.2%

Other Services

1,269

1,304

35

2.8%

Public Administration

1,329

1,678

349

26.3%

Information Not Available

3,610

3,483

-127

-3.5%

 

Initial claims by industry

initial claims by industry 10-01-20

 

Continued weeks claimed by industry

Continued weeks claimed by industry 10-01-20

 

 

 

 

Industry share of CWC in most recent week

 

 

industry share of CWC in most recent week 10-01-20

 

industry share of CWC in most recent week 10-01-20

 

 

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 September 19th rather than the week ending September 26th.

 

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

###

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 10-01-20

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.
Feedback