February 2, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending January 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 183,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 186,000. The 4-week moving average was 191,750, a decrease of 5,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 197,500.

January 26, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending January 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 186,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 190,000 to 192,000. The 4-week moving average was 197,500, a decrease of 9,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 206,000 to 206,750.

January 19, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending January 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 190,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 205,000. The 4-week moving average was 206,000, a decrease of 6,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 212,500.

January 18, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $325K to provide education, training, supportive services to migrant, seasonal farmworker youth, young adults

WASHINGTON – As much as Americans depend upon young migrant and seasonal farmworkers to supply fruits and vegetables to their households, few may realize the difficulties these workers face on farms throughout the nation.

January 12, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $9.1M to New York to promote equitable access to state’s unemployment insurance system

WASHINGTON To help identify and address barriers workers face regarding access to state unemployment insurance benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $9.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to the New York State Department of Labor.

January 12, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending January 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 205,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 204,000 to 206,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,500, a decrease of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 213,750 to 214,250.

January 10, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $1M to support disaster-relief jobs, training to continue Michigan’s opioids crisis response

WASHINGTON – While Michigan saw overdose fatalities decline in 2018 and 2019, the pandemic forced more people to isolate, made treatment services less accessible and worsened the state’s opioids epidemic, reports the Michigan Opioids Task Force.

January 10, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $33M in grants to prepare justice-involved youth, young adults for workforce success

WASHINGTON – In communities around the country that have historically experienced disinvestment, leading to high rates of poverty and violent crime, young people with arrest or conviction records face difficulties in finding and keeping a good job. To help these youth and young adults, from ages 15 to 24, to succeed in the workforce and in their communities, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $33 million in Growth Opportunities grants to programs in 11 states.

January 5, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending December 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 204,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 2,000 from 225,000 to 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 213,750, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 500 from 221,000 to 220,500.

December 29, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending December 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 225,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 216,000. The 4-week moving average was 221,000, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 500 from 221,750 to 221,250.

December 22, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending December 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 216,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 211,000 to 214,000. The 4-week moving average was 221,750, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 227,250 to 228,000.

December 15, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending December 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 211,000, a decrease of 20,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 230,000 to 231,000. The 4-week moving average was 227,250, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 230,000 to 230,250.

December 12, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $614K to continue cleanup, recovery needed in 9 counties after West Virginia’s severe storms in 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $614,437 to WorkForce West Virginia to enable the state to continue to provide temporary employment for cleanup and recovery services in nine counties affected by severe storms in 2021.

December 8, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending December 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 230,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 225,000 to 226,000. The 4-week moving average was 230,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 228,750 to 229,000.

December 1, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 225,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 240,000 to 241,000. The 4-week moving average was 228,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 226,750 to 227,000.

November 23, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 240,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 222,000 to 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 226,750, an increase of 5,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 221,000 to 221,250.

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor announces nationwide effort to prepare students at Job Corps centers for Registered Apprenticeship programs

WASHINGTON – As the nation marks National Apprenticeship Week, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced an initiative to expand its pre-apprenticeship opportunities for Job Corps students and connect them to Registered Apprenticeship programs.

The effort will allow Job Corps centers throughout the nation to emphasize pre-apprenticeship programs in green energy, healthcare, information technology and other high-growth industry sectors.