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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Claim Statistics

Below are the claims submitted for PUA, expanded eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for unemployment benefits (e.g. self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig workers).

*These statistics will be updated on a weekly basis. 

Week End Date 
​2021 Total New Claims
​1/2/21 Week End ​27,729
​1/9/21 Week End ​33,747
​1/16/21 Week End ​42,702
​1/23/21 Week End 56,659​
​1/30/21 Week End
​39,192
​2/6/21 Week End
​18,629
​2/13/21 Week End
​17,612
​2/20/21 Week End
​10,564
​2/27/21 Week End
​789
​3/6/21 Week End
​5,324
​3/13/21 Week End
​12,893
​3/20/21 Week End
​14,355
​3/27/21 Week End
​14,603
​4/3/21 Week End
​13,563
​4/10/21 Week End
​12,808
2021 TOTAL PUA CLAIMS
321,169


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2020 PUA New Claims Statistics