Weekly unemployment claims fall to recent levels

first_imgThere were 845 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 167 from the week before. Altogether 12,312 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 13 from a week ago and 2,879 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,056 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 4 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 945 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 47 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