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Weekly Snapshot of UI Division Activity

Data for the prior week will be published to this site on Thursday.

Unemployment Week 01/21 (Week Ending January 2, 2021)

Claims Filed

Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) Initial Applications 19,161
Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) Weekly Claims 100,565
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Initial Applications 4,070
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Initial Applications 1,576
Extended Benefits (EB) Initial Applications 139

Benefits Paid

Total Benefits Paid $40,642,182
Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) $22,386,075
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) $8,628,920
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) $3,445,728
Extended Benefits (EB) $377,348
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) $3,604,800
Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) $2,028,300

UI Calls

Incoming Calls 45,927

Monitoring Workload

This chart supplies a year-over-year comparison of the adjudication workload. Note: The chart may take a few seconds to render and is not supported by the Internet Explorer (IE) browser.

On December 30, 2020, DWD reached a workload comparable to seasonal pre-pandemic levels and had either resolved or assigned out to an adjudicator all issues that were more than 21 days old, effectively clearing the unemployment insurance backlog. The UI Division measures its workload by looking at the number of pending eligibility issues that had not yet been scheduled to an adjudicator at the end of the previous week. Adjudicators are assigned eligibility issues that need to be investigated to determine whether a claimant is due benefits.

Year Over Year (Support Queue Pending)

UI Week Calendar


Appeals Pending Scheduling 14,970