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New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions reports unofficial numbers for current Unemployment Insurance initial claims

Unemployment Insurance initial claims for April 10 through April 16

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2020

Contact: Stacy Johnston
Acting Public Information Officer
505.250.3926

 

 

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions reports unofficial numbers for current Unemployment Insurance initial claims

Unemployment Insurance initial claims for April 10 through April 16

 

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) released unofficial numbers for new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims filed for Friday, April 10 to Thursday, April 16, 2020.

  • 13,898 - Total number of new claims processed for the week. Not all claimants will qualify for UI benefits.
  • 79,049 - Number of weekly certifications for the same timeframe mentioned above. These include people receiving benefits and others who are in the system and awaiting determination.
  • $420 million – Current trust fund balance.

Individuals are required to certify every week after they apply for benefits, including the weeks before they receive their first benefit payment. The department encourages those who are able to complete their weekly certification online at www.jobs.state.nm.us or they may call 1-877-664-6984, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A video on how to file weekly certifications has been published on the NMDWS official YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/NMDWS.  

Per U.S. Department of Labor regulations, official weekly initial claims numbers are released on Thursday mornings in the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report found here https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases. A breakdown of New Mexico’s claims are as follows:

Initial Claims by County

 

Number of Claimants, by Demographic Category

 

Week Ending Date

 

 

Week Ending Date

 

4/11/2020

 

 

4/11/2020

Bernalillo

7,130

 

Sex

Catron

12

 

Male

                   25,676

Chaves

500

 

Female

                   30,965

Cibola

115

 

INA

                            -  

Colfax

95

 

Age

Curry

278

 

<22

                     4,851

De Baca

*

 

22-24

                     5,104

Dona Ana

1,649

 

25-34

                   16,428

Eddy

435

 

35-44

                   11,663

Grant

112

 

45-54

                     8,672

Guadalupe

15

 

55-59

                     4,233

Harding

*

 

60-64

                     3,218

Hidalgo

9

 

>=65

                     2,472

Lea

632

 

INA

                            -  

Lincoln

250

 

Ethnicity

Los Alamos

57

 

Hispanic/Latino

                   29,209

Luna

159

 

Not Hispanic/Latino

                   23,890

McKinley

354

 

INA

                     3,542

Mora

19

 

Race

Otero

770

 

American Indian/Alaskan Native

                     5,411

Quay

43

 

Asian

                         997

Rio Arriba

300

 

Black or African American

                     1,587

Roosevelt

65

 

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

                         192

San Juan

1,141

 

White

                   36,450

San Miguel

173

 

INA

                   12,004

Sandoval

1,927

 

Industry

Santa Fe

1,407

 

Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting

                     1,274

Sierra

74

 

Mining

                     1,220

Socorro

90

 

Utilities

                           58

Taos

407

 

Construction

                     3,730

Torrance

77

 

Manufacturing

                     2,381

Union

14

 

Wholesale Trade

                     1,154

Unknown

0

 

Retail Trade

                     7,611

Valencia

464

 

Transportation & Warehousing

                     1,079

Total

19,047

 

Information

                     1,744

Includes intrastate initial claims for UI, UCFE, UCX

 

Finance & Insurance

                         495

* Data cannot be released

 

Real Estate, Rental, Leasing

                         781

     

Professional/Scientific/Tech. Services

                     1,807

     

Mgmt of Companies

                         110

     

Admin & Support/Waste Mgmt/Remedial Services

                     3,776

     

Educational Services

                     1,203

     

Healthcare & Social Assistance

                     8,291

     

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation

                     1,966

     

Accommodation & Food Service

                   13,986

     

Other Services (Except Public Admin)

                     2,709

     

Public Administration

                         636

     

INA

                         630

     

Occupation

     

Management

                     5,106

     

Business & Financial Operations

                         918

     

Computer & Math

                         350

     

Architecture & Engineering

                         386

     

Life, Physical & Social Sciences

                         342

     

Community & Social Services

                         306

     

Legal

                         161

     

Education, Training & Library

                     1,369

     

Arts, Design, Entertainment Sport & Media

                     1,168

     

Healthcare Practitioner & Technical

                     2,510

     

Healthcare Support

                     2,788

     

Protective Services

                         632

     

Food Prep & Serving Related

                   11,791

     

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance

                     1,367

     

Personal Care & Services

                     3,109

     

Sales & Related

                     5,363

     

Office & Admin. Support

                     6,676

     

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

                     1,217

     

Construction & Extraction

                     3,331

     

Installation, Maintenance and Repair

                     1,998

     

Production

                     3,023

     

Transportation & Material Moving

                     2,708

     

Military Specific

                           22

     

INA

                            -  

     

Data are a count of individual intrastate liable claimants only.

 

In the week ending April 11, 2020:

  • Over one in three claimants lived in Bernalillo County.
  • Over half of all claimants are women.
  • Nearly one in four claimants worked in the accommodation and food service industry.
  • Over one in five claimants worked in food preparation and service related occupations.
  • Over the past month, the number of claimants 24 years and younger have grown over 15 times, the fastest of any other age group.​

 

Data disclaimer

"New claims” include individuals who filed first-time claims as well as additional claims filed by individuals as a result of a new unemployment event. New claims include claims that are still being reviewed for eligibility. Counts for new claims are not indicative of the number of claims that will result in monetary compensation. Counts are estimated due to the unprecedented volume of claims.

 

 

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