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.

Unemployment benefits reports

The unemployment benefits report series is currently being updated.  Previous reports can be found in the report library

Claims and benefits data updated weekly NEW 2021 week 07 

Weekly initial claims applications for unemployment benefits: 

Weekly claims filed  for unemployment benefits: 

Detailed claims and benefits data updated weekly 2021 week 07 

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.