The Nebraska Department of Labor released unemployment numbers for the week of October 4th through the 10th.
Statistics show there were 3,126 new unemployment claims filed in that time period. That compares to 3,199 filed the week before. There were 1,718 new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims filed last week, down 52 from the week before.
Continued unemployment claims for the week ending October 10th totaled 14.960, 1,560 fewer than the week before. There was a significant drop in the number of continued Pandemic Unemployment Claims coming in at 27,634. That is a 7,079 drop from the week ending October 3rd.
Nebraksa paid $8.1 million in total payments for the week including $1.6 million in lost wages assistance payments.