New jobless claims in New Hampshire dropped again last week, as the state’s pandemic-battered labor market continues to improve.
At least 2,196 new applications for benefits were filed for the week that ended Feb. 27 – a decrease of 737 from the previous week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly report.
There were 41 new claims last week for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a federally backed program that covers workers ineligible for traditional unemployment benefits. That’s an increase of 16 from the previous week.
Meanwhile, 24,977 continuing claims – which lag behind a week but are viewed as a barometer