Growth of unemployment claims slows for the week

first_imgWeek Ending January 31, 2009. There were 1,339 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 33 from the week before. Altogether 16,248 new and continuing claims were filed, 343 more than a week ago and 5,780 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,816 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, an increase of 8 from last week.The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external) Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img read more