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UI Claims Processed

The EDD publishes state Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims data each Thursday for the prior week. Visit Quick Stats for UI claims data by county, which is generally a month behind state data. Localized data will be posted when available.

Date Number of Claims
Week ending March 7, 2020 48,385
Week ending March 14, 2020 57,606
Week ending March 21, 2020 186,333
Week ending March 28, 2020 This week saw a 370% increase in UI claims processed at the EDD from the week prior. 878,727