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A Total Of 4,458 Utahns Filed New Unemployment Claims Last Week

Oct 1, 2020, 9:05 AM | Updated: 9:33 am
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Workforce Services reported that a total of 4,458 Utahns filed new unemployment claims for the week ending Sept. 26.

There were 44,306 continued claims filed during the same period.

The overall numbers are down slightly from the week before, when 4,458 Utah workers filed new claims and 47,839 workers filed continued claims.

4,458 Utahns file for new jobless claims

LIVE: The Utah Department of Workforce Services holding press conference after report of 4,458 new jobless claims

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“We continue to see economic recovery as evidenced by the now twenty-one consecutive weeks of reduced ongoing claims for unemployment benefits in the state of Utah,” said Kevin Burt, Unemployment Insurance Division director for the Utah Department of Workforce Services. “It is clear this pandemic continues to be disruptive, but Utah’s diverse economy does offer employment opportunities to those actively looking for them.”

Nationally, 870,000 Americans filed new jobless claims last week, and 11.8 million received continued benefits.

If an individual’s employment has been impacted by COVID-19, they should visit jobs.utah.gov/covid19 for updated information including help for employees and employers returning to work.

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A Total Of 4,458 Utahns Filed New Unemployment Claims Last Week