Unemployment insurance claims and benefits data

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own, and meet certain other eligibility requirements. The following resources provide information on individuals who have applied for and/or received unemployment benefits, and the claims data related to the COVID crisis.

Update to the unemployment benefits report

September 2020 unemployment benefits report  

Previous unemployment benefits reports can be found in the report library

Claims and benefits data updated weekly NEW week 46 

Weekly initial claims applications for unemployment benefits: 

Weekly claims filed  for unemployment benefits: 

Detailed claims and benefits data updated bi-weekly  week 45

Continued claims by industry, occupation, demographics, and county: 

Initial claims in 2020 by industry: 

Initial claims in 2020 by occupation:  

Initial claims demographics: 

Additional UI statistics (weekly claims, UI payments, tax receipts, etc.) are available here and in the report library

Data set for the figure shown below.