Unemployment Weekly Claims Data

Initial Claims – Weekly

Initial claims initiate a determination of eligibility to begin a claimant’s benefit year (new claims) or subsequent period of unemployment (additional claims) within the benefit year.


Weeks Claimed – Weekly

Weeks claimed are requests for weekly unemployment payments, whether or not benefits are actually paid.

* PEUC 2 provides 11 weeks of additional benefits to eligible claimants that have exhausted their PEUC 1 (PEUC that offered 13 weeks of benefits) starting the week ending January 2, 2021. More info at https://labor.hawaii.gov/blog/main/cares-act-extension-update-2-11-21/