VEC announced the lowest unemployment claims since 1969

An email from the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) announced that the number of initial unemployment insurance weekly claims remains at historic lows.

In fact the claims nationwide fell to the lowest level since September of 1969 for the filing week ending March 19.

The most recent week continued weeks claimed were under 7,000 which is 88 percent lower than the same week last year.

In Virginia for the filing week ending Mar. 19 the seasonal unadjusted claims was 1,546 that is a 308 claimnates decrease from the previous week.

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Gov. Youngkin reduces VEC issues

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that his executive team has reduced the Virginia Employment Commission’s issues by 89 percent.

The team focused on eliminating the backlog of the employment separation reports and unpaid pending claims.

The email reports that the backlog has been reduced by as much as 89 percent.

The governor reiterated in the email his desire to have all Virginia agencies refocus on the customer to get Virginians the resources that they need.

Youngkin acknowledged that there is a tremendous amount of work to be done to accomplish that goal.

Virginians or employers with questions about unemployment claims are encouraged to visit Virginia Employment Commission’s website. 

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