Weekly unemployment benefit claims increase

first_imgWeek Ending October 18, 2008There were 801 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 65 from the week before. Altogether 6,542 new and continuing claims were filed, 486 more than a week ago and 1,919 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,197 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 681 from last week.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