Weekly unemployment claims in Vermont decrease after spike

first_imgThere were 1,427 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont last week, as claims subsided somewhat after a spike over the holidays. New claims decreased 638 from the week before and are 87 below last year’s total.Altogether 10,597 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 731 from a week ago but 3,473 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 1,563 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 7 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 647 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 13 more than 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)  Vermont’s unemployment rate fell three-tenths to 5.3 percent in November. See story HERE. Change to         November 2011 from    Vermont Labor Force StatisticsSeasonally Adjusted Total Labor Force363,200362,800360,8004002,400  Employment344,100342,400339,8001,7004,300  Unemployment19,10020,30021,000-1,200-1,900  Rate5.3%5.6%5.8%-0.3-0.5 November  2011 October  2011 November  2010 October  2011 November  2010 last_img

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