Weekly unemployment claims continue to rise

first_imgThere were 2,169 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 62 from the week before. Altogether 13256 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 1,311 from a week ago and 1,418 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,200 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 65 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 817 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 32 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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