Weekly unemployment claims fall, continuing trend

first_imgWeekly unemployment claims fell last week, continuing a downward trend since a spike at the end of 2009. For the week of February 6, 2010, there were 947 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 125 from the week before. Altogether 14,826 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 135 from a week ago and 1,968 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 5,045 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 14 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 3,478 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 108 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 read more