New weekly unemployment claims increase again

first_imgFor the Week of 08/015/2009. There were 854 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 18 from the week before. Altogether 12,180 new and continuing claims were filed, 624 fewer than a week ago and 5,338 more than a year earlier. The Department also processed 4,206 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 206 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 804 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 9 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