State Releases Updated Unemployment Insurance Information

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Main, News

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

 DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

ANNE EUSTAQUIO
ACTING DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2020

STATE RELEASES UPDATED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE INFORMATION

State Has Issued $2.7 Billion in Benefits Since March 1

HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced updated unemployment insurance claims information, including paying $2,733,150,415 and 2,601,841 weeks claimed since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 1, 2020.

“We are still experiencing a significant increase of workers still attached to an employer being fully released from employment. These individuals will need to report the separation when filing a weekly claim certification. After filing a weekly claim certification, these individuals then reactivate their claim and select ‘Report Separation from an Employer’ in the online portal at huiclaims.gov/#/,” said Acting Director Anne Eustaquio.

No. of claims filed statewide: 268,951
No. of invalid claims filed statewide: -92,596
No. of valid claims awaiting claimant to verify: -9,152
No. of valid claims requiring DLIR action 176,355
No. of claims paid: 165,852
No. of claims requiring DLIR action 8/12/20 10,503

“The Department has worked to hone and refine Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) data to more strategically target those with pending claims as well as to evolve processing operations.” said Acting Director Eustaquio. “We have released nearly 8,700 PUA claims for payment in the last two weeks by using predictive analytics to auto clear identity verification issues.”

For more information about unemployment insurance and other labor issues please visit: https://labor.hawaii.gov/covid-19-labor-faqs/.

 

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