Initial PUA jobless filings surpass 1 million in Nevada
For the week ending Jan. 30, regular initial jobless claims in Nevada were down 284 claims, or 2.8%, compared to the previous week. PUA initial claims were down 41,294, or 37.0%, compared to the previous week.
Courtesy: Nevada DETR
For the week ending Jan. 30, initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 9,821, down 284 claims, or 2.8%, compared 10,105 claims the previous week, according to finalized data released Feb. 5 by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. That increase the total number of initial claims at 834,138 since the week ending March 14, 2020, the first full week of pandemic-related impacts. Meanwhile, continued claims — which represent the number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for benefits — totaled 80,891 for the week ending Jan. 30, a decrease of 36 claims from the previous week’s total of 80,927. “Continued claims have seen little change over the last 6 weeks,” according to a Feb. 5 DETR press release.
Other weekly stats provided by DETR include:
The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program saw 65,308 claims filed in the week, a decline of 3,820 claims from last week’s total of 69,128.
The State Extended Benefit (SEB) program saw 66,066 claims filed in the week, an increase of 6,285 claims from a week ago.
The insured unemployment rate for the regular unemployment insurance program was 6.1%, unchanged from the previous week’s rate. Including claimants in the benefit extension programs, the rate, more appropriately called the extended insured unemployment rate, was 16%.
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program saw 70,368 initial claims filed in the week ending Jan. 30, a decline of 41,294 claims, or 37%, from the previous week’s total of 111,662.
Through the week ending Jan. 30, there have been a total of 1,032,652 PUA initial claims filed in the state.
There were 118,708 PUA continued claims filed in the week ending January 30, an increase of 22,619 claims, or 23.5%, from the previous week’s revised total of 96,089.