The Number of Individuals Receiving UI Benefits Has Slowly Declined Since Early May
X-axis labels correspond to Saturdays. Individuals potentially eligible refers to those who were either paid or had payment denied due to earnings or full-time work. "Individuals Certifying for Benefits" refers to the number of people that certify for UI benefits in a given week - note that certification occurs bi-weekly, which is why the people potentially eligible for benefits is approximately twice as high as the number certifying. There is a normal processing lag between the week of unemployment and the week of certification.