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​Unemployment Compensation 
Claim Statistics & COVID-19

The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) was providing real-time reporting of initial claim applications during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania; however, to align with the confirmed number of initial claims reported to the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) by the Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, including workshare and interstate claims, L&I will now be reporting claim numbers every Thursday by 12 p.m.

Week Start Date Week End Date Total Initial Claims Count
3/15/20203/21/2020 363,000
3/22/20203/28/2020 374,056
3/29/20204/4/2020 239,077
4/5/20204/11/2020 172,733
4/12/20204/18/2020 124,633
4/19/20204/25/2020 82,414
4/26/20205/2/2020 58,240
5/3/20205/9/2020 50,299
5/10/20205/16/2020
41,673
5/17/205/23/20 55,374
5/24/205/30/20 42,266
5/31/206/6/20 45,049
6/7/206/13/20 44,341
6/14/206/20/20 42,577
6/21/206/27/20 45,261
6/28/207/4/20
44,086
7/5/207/11/20 44,798
​7/12/20
​7/18/20
37,986
​7/19/20
​7/25/20
​35,808
​7/26/20
​8/1/20
​29,371
​8/2/20
​8/8/20
27,094​
​8/9/20
​8/15/20
25,584
​8/16/20
​8/22/20
​27,510
​8/23/20
​8/29/20
24,883
​8/30/20
​9/5/20
22,626
​9/6/20
​9/12/20
21,747
​9/13/20
​9/19/20
22,762
​9/20/20
​9/26/20
22,955
​9/27/20
​10/3/20
​19,844
​10/4/20
​10/10/20
20,251
​10/11/20
​10/17/20
​19,223
​10/18/20
​10/24/20
19,974
​10/25/20
10/31/20​23,742
​11/01/20
​11/07/20
23,051
​11/08/20
​11/14/20
22,756
​11/15/20
​11/21/20
​26,983
​Total Claims
2,344,027