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Initial Filings for Unemployment Benefits in Wisconsin Dropped Last Week

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 -- 12:00 PM

(USA TODAY Network) Initial filings for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin dropped last week compared with the week prior, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday, according to USA TODAY Network.

New jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, fell to 3,905 in the week ending June 28, down from 4,787 the week before, the Labor Department said. U.S. unemployment claims rose to 238,000 last week, up 4,000 claims from 234,000 the week prior on a seasonally adjusted basis.

North Dakota saw the largest percentage increase in weekly claims, with claims jumping by 83.8%. Vermont, meanwhile, saw the largest percentage drop in new claims, with claims dropping by 56.9%.

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