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New Nevada unemployment claims at lowest level since March

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 17:38:21-05

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — For the week ending Nov. 28, initial claims for Nevada unemployment insurance (UI) totaled 6,442, that's down 20.7 %, compared to the previous week, according to data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).

This is the fewest claims filed since the week ending March 14. Through the week ending November 21, there have been a total of 774,601 initial claims filed in 2020, 752,949 of which have been filed since the week ending March 14.

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Continued claims, which represent the current number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for unemployment insurance benefits, fell for the 16th consecutive week to 84,633, a decline of 10.1%, from the previous week’s total of 93,873.

This decline continues the ongoing trend seen in the regular UI program over the last several months, with much of the declines due to claimants exhausting their regular unemployment insurance benefits.

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Nevada’s Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, which currently provides up to 13 weeks of benefits to individuals who have exhausted their regular unemployment benefits, saw 95,860 claims filed in the week, a decline of 105 claims from last week’s total of 95,965.