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Press Release Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 6-18-20

For immediate release:
6/30/2020
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 6-18-20

Charles Pearce, Director of Communications, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Massachusetts had 29,984 individuals file an initial claim for standard Unemployment Insurance (UI) from June 7 to June 13, a decrease of 14,676 over the previous week. The decrease was a return to normal initial claims filing level following a large increase from the previous week due to widespread filings across all industries and may be related to eligibility checks for PEUC. Since March 15, a total of 998,883 initial claims have been filed for UI. Following two consecutive weeks of decline, continued UI claims at 569,434 was up 3,541 from the previous week.

At 15,892, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the week ending June 13 were 5,099 less than the previous week, the third week in a row. Since April 20, 2020, 609,960 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 June 13, 3,647 PEUC initial claims were filed bringing the total of PEUC filings to 50,592 since implementation.

                  Initial Claims Filed

Industry

Week Ending 6/6

Week Ending 6/13

Change

% Change

         

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

117

67

-50

-42.7%

Mining

5

4

-1

-20.0%

Utilities

80

43

-37

-46.3%

Construction

1,269

951

-318

-25.1%

Manufacturing

2,075

1,742

-333

-16.0%

Wholesale Trade

1,252

982

-270

-21.6%

Retail Trade

4,836

2,830

-2,006

-41.5%

Transportation & Warehouse

1,524

1,397

-127

-8.3%

Information

682

542

-140

-20.5%

Finance & Insurance

789

576

-213

-27.0%

Real Estate

521

328

-193

-37.0%

Professional and Technical Services

2,476

1,811

-665

-26.9%

Management of Companies

1,704

360

-1,344

-78.9%

Administrative & Waste Services

3,501

1,994

-1,507

-43.0%

Education

2,228

1,498

-730

-32.8%

Health & Social Assistance

5,908

3,904

-2,004

-33.9%

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

872

636

-236

-27.1%

Food & Accommodation

4,901

3,153

-1,748

-35.7%

Other Services

2,826

1,994

-832

-29.4%

Public Administration

1,515

1,113

-402

-26.5%

Information Not Available

5,579

4,059

-1,520

-27.2%

 

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

 

Claimants by Gender

 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 6th rather than the week ending June 13th.

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 6-18-20

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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