Delaware Public Media

New unemployment claims slow, but millions in benefits still being paid

Jul 2, 2020

New unemployment claims are still high in Delaware, though they have levelled off in recent weeks.

The Delaware Department of Labor received 2,771 new claims for the week ending June 27 and paid almost $39 million in benefits.

The department has now received more than 114,000 claims since Gov. John Carney first issued his statewide Emergency Order on March 15. 

And the total amount of unemployment benefits paid to Delawareans since then is approaching $500 million.

The state has also received almost 9,000 claims to date from its newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. And almost 5,000 of those claims have been paid for a total of more than $37.5 million.