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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 02/21 (Week Ending January 9, 2021)

Claims Filed

Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) Initial Applications 22,539
Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) Weekly Claims 117,123
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Initial Applications 5,885
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Initial Applications 1,793
Extended Benefits (EB) Initial Applications 123

Benefits Paid

Total Benefits Paid $45,080,494
Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) $26,402,388
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) $8,608,335
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) $3,949,537
Extended Benefits (EB) $266,187
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) $4,578,060
Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) $1,123,500

UI Calls

Incoming Calls 67,693

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 15,548