Weekly unemployment claims increase at faster pace

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Weekly unemployment claims increase at faster pace

Wed, 04/22/2009 - 10:54am -- tim

Week Ending April 18, 2009. There were 1,598 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 160 from the week before. Altogether 18,991 new and continuing claims were filed, 499 more than a week ago and 8,233 more than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,070 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 12 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,260 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program which is an increase of 58 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/ Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at:  http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc