Unemployment Claims Skyrocket Amid COVID-19

(BEDFORD) – More than 53,608 Hoosiers filed for unemployment insurance last week according to the Department of Workforce Development

The number of initial claims more than doubled from the previous week’s already high numbers.

Officials say those numbers will continue to climb as businesses and companies turn furloughs into layoffs.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims: Indiana

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2020MarchWeek ending the 7th20,696-0.5%
2020MarchWeek ending the 14th21,06510.9%
2020MarchWeek ending the 21st53,608203.9%
Lawrence County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 7th10 -33.3% 
Lawrence County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 14th13 100.0% 
Lawrence County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 21st308 100.0%
Monroe County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 7th21   
Monroe County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 14th18 28.6% 
Monroe County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 21st934 5,737.5%
Greene County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 7th (D) (D)
Greene County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 14th16 -5.9% 
Greene County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 21st113 100.0%
Jackson County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 7th (D) (D)
Jackson County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 14th (D) (D)
Jackson County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 21st299 2,890.0%
Orange County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 7th (D) (D)
Orange County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 14th (D) (D)
Orange County, IN2020MarchWeek ending the 21st199 100.0% 

(D): Indicates one or more counties are excluded due to non-disclosure issues.

Note: Initial and continued claims counts displayed here may not agree with official counts posted elsewhere due to exclusion of denied initial claims and use of the compensable week rather than the filing week for inclusion in the counts (i.e. eliminates multiple week claims filed at the same time).

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Unemployment Insurance Statistics

This table was produced by Indiana Department of Workforce Development – Research and Analysis : 4/1/2020 12:10:56 PM

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