Idaho initial claims for unemployment insurance increased by 1,200% in one week.
Idaho workers laid off due to the coronavirus filed 13,341 new claims for unemployment insurance benefits during the week of March 15-21.
That’s up 12,310 for a 1,200% increase over the previous week.
Idaho’s Department of Labor Director is encouraging Idahoans to be patient.
CBS2 is reporting that the Department of Labor is doing everything they can to increase access for people needing to file for benefits or look for work.