For the week ending Feb. 27, initial claims for unemployment insurance in Nevada totaled 9,208, up 1,699 claims, or 22.6%, compared to the previous week’s total of 7,509 claims, according to data released Friday by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).
Through the week ending Feb. 27, there have been a total of 868,186 initial claims filed since the week ending March 14, 2020, at the onset of the pandemic’s impacts on business in the Silver State.
Continued claims, which represent the current number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for unemployment insurance benefits, totaled 72,547 claims for week ending Feb. 27, an increase of 913 claims, or 1.3%, from the previous week’s total of 71,634.
Other weekly stats and notes released Friday by DETR include:
The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program saw 56,295 claims filed in the week, a decline of 212 claims from the previous week’s total of 56,507.
The State Extended Benefit (SEB) program currently provides up to 20 weeks of benefits to individuals who have exhausted both their regular and PEUC program benefits. Nevada saw 78,221 claims filed in the week, an increase of 2,078 claims from a week ago.
The insured unemployment rate for the regular UI program rose to 5.5% from the previous week’s rate of 5.4%. Including claimants in the benefit extension programs, the rate, more appropriately called the extended insured unemployment rate, was 15.6%.
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program saw 6,740 initial claims filed in the week ending Feb. 27, an increase of 327 claims, or 5.1%, from last week’s total of 6,413.
Through the week ending Feb. 27, there have been a total of 1,093,697 PUA initial claims filed.
There were 79,600 PUA continued claims filed in the week ending Feb. 27, a decrease of 14,542 claims, or 15.4%, from the previous week’s revised total of 94,142.