Texarkana, Texas 2020-10-29 11:47:53 –
Arkansas (KNWA / KFTA) —According to a weekly report from the Ministry of Labor, Arkansas first filed for unemployment with 3,520 people in the week leading up to October 17.
Last week there were 4,318 filers in Arkansas — a decrease of 798.
PUA claims: The week leading up to October 24 was 2,814, a decrease of 3,005 from the previous week.
PEUC claims: According to DOL, 19,378 claims were filed during the week ending October 10, a decrease of 1,902 from October 3. This program is aimed at workers who have run out of regular benefits in Arkansas.
According to DOL, the number of first-time unemployment applicants in the country was 751,000, a decrease of 40,000.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 44,627,664 COVID-19 cases have been identified worldwide, with more than 1.1 million deaths as of Thursday, October 29. In the United States, 8.8 million cases and 227,774 people have died.