The number of Idahoans who filed a continued claim for unemployment insurance benefits was unchanged for the week ending Nov. 7th with 8,143, only 19 more than the previous week. The four-week moving average for continued claims decreased slightly – from 8,187 to 8,127.
Initial claims for unemployment benefits totaled 5,008 for the week, increasing by 1,089 claims, while the four-week moving average was up by 10 percent.
The Department of Labor paid out $5.8 million in claims during the week ending Nov. 7th, the same amount as the week prior.
Total benefit payments to laid-off Idahoans attributed to COVID-19 have now reached $913 million. (Idaho Department of Labor)