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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 
​Total New Claims

​4/18/20 Week End

​37,600

​4/25/20 Week End

​63,788

​5/2/20 Week End

​43,889

​5/9/20 Week End

51,591

5/16/20 Week End

60,750

5/23/20 Week End

80,053

​5/30/20 Week End

94,601

​6/6/20 Week End

70,838

​6/13/20 Week End

83,662

​6/20/20 Week End

104,940

​6/27/20 Week End

164,806

​7/4/20 Week End

205,645

​7/11/20 Week End

209,036

​7/18/20 Week End

​195,224

​7/25/20 Week End
​134,826
​8/1/20 Week End
​78,713
​8/8/20 Week End
​49,221
​8/15/20 Week End
​41,264
​8/22/20 Week End
​36,352
​8/29/20 Week End
​35,340
​9/5/20 Week End
​33,472
​9/12/20 Week End
​38,438
​9/19/20 Week End
​83,214
​9/26/20 Week End
​46,789
​10/3/20 Week End
​24,660
​10/10/20 Week End
​17,831
​10/17/20 Week End
​20,499
​10/24/20 Week End
​17,752
​10/31/20 Week End
​20,301
​11/07/20 Week End
​18,578
​11/14/20 Week End
​16,348
TOTAL PUA CLAIMS
2,180,021