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With Mayor Bowser adjusting the District of Columbia’s operating status in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), District residents may file for unemployment compensation. More information on how to file available at Recovery

Unemployment Data

 

Date

Online Claims

Telephone Claims

Daily Total

Running Total

 13-Mar

 

 

    1,378

              1,378

16-Mar*

          1,767

                159

    1,926

              3,304

17-Mar

          2,489

                220

    2,709

              6,013

18-Mar

           2,799

                210

    3,009

              9,022

19-Mar

           2,603

                219

    2,822

            11,844

20-Mar

           2,673

                256

    2,929

            14,773

23-Mar*

          5,201

                  346 

   5,547

            20,320

24-Mar 

          2,275

                  267 

   2,542

            22,862

25-Mar

          2,412

                  211 

   2,623

           25,485

26-Mar

          2,799

                  183 

   2,982

           28,467

27-Mar

2,641

176

2,817

31,284

30-Mar* 6,101 283 6,384 37,668
31-Mar** 480 42 522 38,190
1-Apr** 5,197 306 5,503 43,693
2-Apr @ 3pm 1,786 96 1,882 45,575

*Includes Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
**Note: There was an issue with the batch process during the evening of March 31, and final numbers for March 31 do not include all claims filed on that date. The final numbers for April 1 include all claims filed on March 31 that could not be included in the final March 31 numbers.