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Nearly 16,500 Hoosiers file first-time unemployment claims

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 11:18:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 16,500 Hoosiers filed first-time unemployment claims in the week ending on Nov. 14.

The number of claims for the week was 16,482, an increase of 2,371 from the previous week's adjusted total of 14,111.

The number of claims in Indiana remained above 20,000 for 17 straight weeks from early March to mid-July. After that, it stayed in the 10,000 range until about a month ago, when it jumped to nearly 18,000.

In the 33 weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than a million Hoosiers have filed for unemployment.

The number of continued claims dropped under 100,000 to 96,385, the first time since the pandemic started that it's dropped.