Nationwide Unemployment Claims Remain Steady Under An Million A Week

Department of Labor's latest numbers are up from the previous week's total, still above 800,000 claims last week.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020 8:25 AM

Unemployment claims remain steady, according to Thursday's Department of Labor report.

For the week ending September 19th, nationwide claims filed  for unemployment was 870,000, which was an increase of 4,000 from last week's announcement.

This has led to the 4-week moving average to be at 878,250 claims filed.

The number of insured unemploment was 12.5 million, a decrease by over 100,000 from the previous week.

Overall, the total number of people claiming benefits from all programs for the week ending September 5th was over 26 million, a decrease of over three million from the previous week.

Locally, the tri-state saw decreases in initial claims filed last week.

In Indiana, over 12-thousand filed for unemployment for the first time, a decrease of close to a thousand from the previous week.

In Kentucky, 8,180 filed, which was just a decrease of 492 from the previous week.

Illinois saw the biggest decrease.  The state saw 23,113 filed, which was a decrease of over 4-thousand from the previous week.

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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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