LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports that initial claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for self-employed workers rose by 74.2% for the week ending July 25.
PUA weekly claims declined by about 10% for the same week, according to a weekly report sent on Friday. Initial claims for standard unemployment insurance (UI) increased by 18%, and continued UI claims increased by 13%.
In a live streamed update on Friday, DETR Administrator Kimberly Gaa said that $600 federal unemployment payments that were not sent earlier in the week were not sent because of a system error that has since been corrected. Gaa said that claimants should start receiving the money soon.
DETR did not take questions during the Friday virtual update.