01/26/2022

Unemployment Index Reports

Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through January 15, 2022

Initial claims continued to rise in California while dropping sharply in the rest of the country. California claims were up 9.9%, while claims in the other states dropped by just under a quarter.

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Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through January 8, 2022

Reflecting seasonal factors but likely the effects of the Omicron variant as well, initial claims for the week of January 8 continued rising at a greater rate. Initial claims in California rose 25.5%.

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Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through January 1, 2022

Initial claims for the week of January 1 rose slightly compared to the prior week but were down overall by about 10% compared to the first three weeks of December. Initial claims in California rose 4.1%.

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Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through December 11, 2021

Initial claims for the week of December 11 continued rising but at a slower rate in the state while declining elsewhere in the nation.

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Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through December 4, 2021

Initial claims for the week of December 4 reversed the downward trend of the past two weeks. Initial claims in California rose 20.8%.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through November 27, 2021

Initial claims for the week of November 27 finally saw some movement within California towards pre-pandemic levels.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through November 13, 2021

Initial claims rose 11.7% in California for the week of November 13 while dropping 12.2% in the rest of the country.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through November 06, 2021

Initial claims eased 4.3% for the week ending November 6 in California, while rising 8.4% in the rest of the US largely due to increased claims in states with substantial vehicle manufacturing as that industry has cut production due to the current supply chain blockages.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through October 30, 2021

Initial claims within California rose 4.2% during the week of October 30, while claims in the rest of the country continued their longer-term decline, dropping 5.1%.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through October 23, 2021

Initial claims within California dropped 10.8% during the week of October 23, while claims in the rest of the country eased 2.1%.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through October 16, 2021

Initial claims within California soared 27.8% during the week of October 16, while claims in the rest of the country plunged 19.3%.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through October 9, 2021

Initial claims within California rose 5.0% during the week of October 9, while claims in the rest of the country rose 6.5%. The seasonally adjusted number of claims dropped 10.9% for the US.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through October 2, 2021

Initial claims within California dropped 13.4% during the week of October 2, while claims in the rest of the country fell 14.0%. In all, California contained 26.3% of all initial claims filed during the week. PUA initial claims—which are still being processed for claims covering the previously eligible period—rose to 12,826.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through September 25, 2021

Initial claims within California again jumped during the week of September 25, rising 26.1%, while claims in the rest of the country dropped 11.1%. In all, California contained 41.0% of all initial claims processed during the week.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through September 11, 2021

This week’s claims data covers the first period following the September 4 expiration for most of the federal pandemic benefit enhancements. In California, initial claims in the regular program for the week of September 11 were down 4.4% from the revised results for the prior week.

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