California workers claimed less initial unemployment benefits last week than last week, but remained much higher than typical before the closure of COVID-related businesses began more than 18 months ago. be.
State-wide workers filed 65,042 unemployment claims during the week ending October 23. This was a 7,843 reduction from the 72,885 claims filed in California during the week ending October 16.
Nationwide, workers filed 281,000 unemployment claims last week, down 10,000 from 291,000 filed last week, according to the Ministry of Labor.
Despite fewer applications in California, the number of unemployed claims filed with the state’s Employment Development Department last week was higher than it was before the coronavirus-related business outage began in March 2020. It was 45% more.
https://www.siliconvalley.com/2021/10/28/covid-jobs-california-unemployment-claims-drop-edd-economy-abnormal/ California Unemployment Claims Decrease and Remain Much Higher Than Usual – Silicon Valley