Unemployment claims still falling in Washington state

Unemployment claims still falling in Washington state

For the week ending Saturday, Washington state received 14,198 new, or "initial", claims for regular unemployment benefits, a 15.9% drop from the prior week, the state Employment Security Department reported Thursday.

More than 59,000 MA residents filed first-time unemployment claims last week, according to U.S. On an unadjusted basis, the figure decreased by a little more than 28,000.

Last week's claims marked a continuing downward trend in the number of Floridians applying for unemployment benefits.

With Congress having failed to agree on any further stimulus this year, millions of unemployed Americans who will lose all their jobless benefits in the coming weeks and months will likely pull back further on spending.

Since late July, when a $600 weekly federal stipend paid out on top typical benefits went away, almost 61,550 Utahns have dropped off unemployment rolls.

The number of Washingtonians filing new unemployment claims fell again last week amid mixed signals over the pace of economic recovery from the pandemic.

There are still roughly 10.7 million more out-of-work Americans than there were in February, before the pandemic hit. That's the largest quarterly gain on record, The Associated Press reports. Similarly, while weekly unemployment claims have improved significantly from April, they remain at more than three times their pre-crisis level.

The seven-day rolling average for confirmed new cases in the USA soared over the past two weeks from 51,161 to 71,832, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Florida, Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina were among other states registering the biggest declines in the period ended October 24. Continued claims in the state have now fallen for five weeks in a row. Claims jumped in Michigan, Virginia and IL.

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