Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending December 26, 2020

By January 5, 2021COVID-19

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 26, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 787,000
  • 4 week moving average: 836,750
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 3.6%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 5,219,000
  • 4-week moving average: 5,457,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 841,111
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 3.6%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 5,258,073

The full news release report can be downloaded here.


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Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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