Unemployment insurance claims and benefits data

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own, and meet certain other eligibility requirements. The following resources provide information on individuals who have applied for and/or received unemployment benefits, and the COVID related claims still pending or on appeal.

After Oct. 7, 2021 ESD will no longer be sending a weekly press release of unemployment data. Information will be available on our website and shared in a release on a monthly basis. ESD will send out the first monthly release for the month of October on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 at 10a.m. Pacific Time.

Claims and benefits data updated for 2021 

Weekly initial claims applications for unemployment benefits for week 47

Weekly claims filed  for unemployment benefits for week 47

Detailed claims and benefits data for 2021 week 47

Continued claims by industry, occupation, demographics, and county: 

Initial claims by industry: 

Initial claims by occupation:  

Initial claims demographics: 

Additional UI statistics are available in the report library

Data set for the figure shown below.