Idaho’s Unemployment Continued Claims Decrease for 24th Consecutive Week

The number of Idahoans who filed a continued claim for unemployment insurance benefits fell for the 24th consecutive week, dropping 2 percent for the week ending Oct. 17 to 8,215. The four-week moving average for continued claims also fell by 7 percent – down from 9,533 to 8,910.

Initial claims for unemployment benefits totaled 3,293 for the week, decreasing by 226 claims.

The Labor Department paid out $5.8 million in claims during the week ending Oct. 17, down from $6.3 million for the week prior.

Total benefit payments to laid-off Idahoans attributed to COVID-19 have now reached $895.4 million. (Idaho Department of Labor)

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