According to the DWD, on Dec. 26. 2020 590,095 people received unemployment benefits, totaling $4.68 billion.
The department says 207,188 regular UI claimants and 57,726 PUA claimants were denied benefits in 2020.*
* The DWD notes some regular UI claimants may have been deemed eligible at a later time, and some who were denied PUA may have been eligible for regular UI. The department told TMJ4 it was unable to calculate out those cases.