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Unemployment insurance claims in Utah for the week of July 5-11

Utah’s unemployment insurance claims for last week show pandemic still taking toll on the state’s workforce
Posted at 8:58 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 10:58:26-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The number of total new claims filed for unemployment benefits in Utah was 7,306 for the week of July 5 to July 11, 2020 with a total of $82,211,610 of benefits paid. There were 89,081 continued claims filed during that same week.

The number of individuals who have not requested a benefit for two consecutive weeks as of July 4, 2020 was 4,922. A total of 5,184 met the same criteria during the previous week.

“The unemployment insurance program has paid out over one billion dollars in benefits during the pandemic to support thousands of Utahns and businesses,” said Kevin Burt, Unemployment Insurance Division director for the Utah Department of Workforce Services. “However, the $600 additional weekly stimulus benefit is only available for two more weeks, thankfully there are thousands of jobs available as Utah continues to work towards safe, economic recovery.”

Burt will go over the latest numbers in his weekly news conference at 9:30 Thursday morning. It will be streamed live on the FOX13 website and Facebook page.

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