Weekly unemployment claims stay steady, low

first_imgThere were 836 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 19 from the week before. Altogether 11,842 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 191 from a week ago and 2,690 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,026 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 29 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 898 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 24 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)  Vermont’s unemployment rate also continued to fall. The February rate was 5.6 percent, down one-tenth from January and down 1.1 points from February 2010. CLICK HERE FOR STORYlast_img

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