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
Previous unemployment benefits reports can be found in the report library
Claims and benefits data updated weekly NEW week 41
Weekly initial claims applications for unemployment benefits:
Weekly claims filed for unemployment benefits:
Detailed claims and benefits data updated bi-weekly NEW week 40
Continued claims by industry, occupation, demographics, and county:
Initial claims in 2020 by industry:
Initial claims in 2020 by occupation:
Initial claims demographics:
Data set for the figure shown below.