The number of continuing claims fell by 3,516 to 155,752. That’s down by about 34,900 from the peak of 189,643 back in the first week of May. First-time unemployment claims dropped slightly to around 9,516.
Manufacturing continued to lead in first-time claims with 2,160, followed by the self-employed and contractors at 1,408, Health Care and Social Assistance had 840 first-time claims, and Accommodation and Food Services 649.
Unemployment insurance benefit payments totaled $37,966,993.80 for the week of June 7- June 13.