Initial claims by sector

By: Kriss Sjoblom
3:49 pm
July 23, 2020

Here are two charts presenting initial claims for unemployment insurance by sector in Washington state for the four-week period from June 21 to July 18.

The first chart shows the number of claims by sector.

The five sectors with the greatest number of claims are, in descending order, accommodation and food services; health services and social assistance; manufacturing; retail trade; and construction. Together these five sectors accounted for 58 percent of the initial claims.

The second chart shows June 21 to July 18 initial claims as proportions of sector employment in the month of June.

The total number of private sector claims is equal to 3.7 percent of private sector June employment. The arts, entertainment and recreation sector experienced the greatest number of claims relative to June employment (16.7%), followed by the education services (13.5%), accommodation and food services (7.2%), construction (4.6%), and transportation and warehousing (4.4%) sectors.

Categories: Economy.