Weekly unemployment claims down as volatility continues

first_imgThere were 1,514 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 655 from the week before, as the data continued to show great volatility. Altogether 14,070 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 814 from a week ago and 1,715 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,283 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 63 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 894 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 77 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img

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