The number of Idahoans who filed a continued claim for unemployment insurance benefits fell for the 23rd consecutive week, dropping 8 percent for the week ending Oct. 10th to 8,386. The four-week moving average for continued claims also fell by 8 percent – down from 10,314 to 9,533.
Initial claims for unemployment benefits totaled 3,519 for the week, increasing by 564 claims.
The Department of Labor paid out $6.3 million in claims during the week, down from $7.1 million for the week prior.
Total benefit payments to laid-off Idahoans attributed to COVID-19 have reached $889.5 million. (Idaho Department of Labor)