Weekly unemployment claims increase, still under 1,000

first_imgThere were 886 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 184 from the week before, as claims increased following a steady decline to a level close to last year at this time. Altogether 12,365 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 120 from a week ago and 2,270 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,109 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 21 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 953 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 2,692 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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