Unemployment Claims Rise In Massachusetts

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By Brent Addleman
The Center Square

While new unemployment claims are dropping across the nation, Massachusetts is bucking that trend.

According to the latest Unemployment Claims report from the U.S. Department of Labor, 184,000 initial claims were filed for the week ending December 4 by workers across the nation, a decrease of 43,000 from the previous week.

According to the report, the 184,00 initial claims filed is the lowest level since September 6, 1969, when 182,000 new claims were filed.

In Massachusetts, however, there were 7,726 initial claims filed for the week ending December 4, showing an increase of 871 claims filed from the previous week. There were 6,855 initial claims filed the week ending November 27.

For uninsured claims, the state saw an increase of 1,775 claims filed for the week ending November 27 for a total of 56,463, compared to 54,688 filed the previous week.

Massachusetts, according to the report, had one of the highest insured unemployment rates for the week ending November 20, at 1.7 percent.

The state saw an increase of 80 continued claims filed for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for the week ending November 20. There were 404 continued claims filed the week ending November 13, according to the report.

The report shows Massachusetts saw an increase of 28 Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation continued claims filed from November 13’s total of 266 to November 20’s total of 294. On November 6, there were 266 claims filed, and 381 on October 30.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the state’s unemployment rate is 5.3 percent, ranking 32nd in the nation for the month of October. The organization reported the national unemployment rate stood at 4.6 pecent, which was 0.2 percentage points lower than September and 2.3 percentage points lower than in October 2020.


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