ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — First-time unemployment claims were 14,716 in Arkansas, according to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) weekly report ending July 25.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims: 11,156.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) claims: 7,070 for the week ending July 11.
Nationally, 1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment for the first time, according to the DOL’s report.
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 data shows 17,067,754 confirmed COVID-19 cases globally and 667,935 deaths as of Thursday morning, July 30. In the U.S. there are nearly 4.4 million cases and more than 150,700 deaths.
Arkansas has 434 COVID-19 related deaths, and nearly 40,000 people have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins.