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Twin Falls: Weekly unemployment claims

COVID-19 has affected the economy in many ways one of which is unemployment claims. Initial unemployment claims refers to the number of new claims filed by people who are applying for unemployment benefits. Reported at the state level, continued unemployment claims refers to the number of people who previously filed for unemployment and continue to receive weekly benefits.
     For the week ending with October 17th, 2020, Twin Falls had
  • 72 initial unemployment claims, compared to 69 initial claims the previous week, and 1,037 claims during the week ending March 28th, 2020.
The table below includes select weekly initial unemployment claims near the beginning of each month since the beginning of 2020.
                      January 4th, 2020 80
                      February 1st, 2020 37
                      March 7th, 2020 40
                      April 4th, 2020 735
                      May 2nd, 2020 169
                      June 6th, 2020 67
                      July 4th, 2020 97
                      August 1st, 2020
                      September 5th, 2020 62
                      October 3rd, 2020 58

NOTE: Data are suppressed for claims less than 5.

Source: 2020 Idaho Department of Labor (; DATE LAST UPDATED: October 23, 2020

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