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9/17/2020 - Clark, Elko county bars approved for reopening.

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Press releases - Dept. of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

The table below lists press releases from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Date Title
7/21/2020 Effects of reopening seen across Nevada as approximately half of closed jobs return

7/16/2020 Quarter Change Could Impact Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Payments for Claimants Under CARES Act
7/15/2020 Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Continues to Add Jobs Back in June

7/2/2020 Regular Unemployment Insurance and PUA Initial Claims Rise; Continued Claims Decline for Sixth Straight Week

6/26/2020 Regular Unemployment Insurance Claims Continue to Decline; PUA Initial Claims Rise

6/23/2020 Nevada unemployment rate improves as jobs rebound from April lows

6/22/2020 Regular Continued Claims Decline as Economy Begins to Reopen; PUA Continued Claims Total Nearly 93,000

6/17/2020 Nevada Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Adding Jobs Back in May

6/12/2020 Initial and Continued Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall Slightly in Week

6/5/2020 Over 500,000 Regular Initial Claims Filed in 2020; Weekly Declines in Initial and Continued Claims for Second Consecutive Week

6/3/2020 Record Volume of Calls to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Call Center Inundate PUA Adjudication Line on First Day
5/29/2020 Regular Initial Claims Decline; Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims Total 37,567; Continued Claims See First Declines Since March

5/27/2020 Nevada has highest unemployment rate in the nation; impacts seen in areas across the State
5/23/2020 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Weekly Filing Available on EmployNV
5/22/2020 Regular Initial Claims Below 18,000 While Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims Total 27,399; Continued Claims Climb Above 369,000

5/21/2020 TOMORROW at 5 PM: Alorica (PUA) Call Center and EmloyNV Website Temporarily Down to Allow for Training on Payment System and Payment System Integration; UI Website and Call Centers Not Impacted
5/15/2020 Initial Claims Decline for Second Straight Week; Continued Claims Rise to 324,000
5/13/2020 State Launches Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation to Unemployment Insurance Website Extending Benefits
5/8/2020 Initial Claims Total 28,550 for Week Ending 5/2; Continued Claims Above 300,000
5/1/2020 Initial Claims Total 42,541; Continued Claims Rise to 274,850; State Extended Benefits Triggered
4/24/2020 Initial Claims Decline to 39,145; Continued Claims Above 230,000
4/21/2020 March Employment and Unemployment Data Shows Early Effect of COVID-19 Closures in Nevada
4/20/2020 State Unemployment Website Update on 18th of April Successful; New Password Feature Offers Claimants Updated Option to Reset Online Password
4/17/2020 Initial Claims Decline to 58,641 for Week Ending 4/11; Continued Claims Climb

State Cautions Claimants About Sharing Information with Non-Sanctioned Sources

4/15/2020 DETR announces call center vendor, reiterates new method for online filing system
4/10/2020 TOMORROW at 1PM: State Unemployment Site Down Temporarily to Prepare for Fast-Track Implementation of the CARES Act
4/10/2020 Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Total 79,285 for Week Ending 4/4; Continued Claims Reach All-Time High
4/8/2020 State Cautions Claimants About Potential Unemployment Insurance Scams
4/3/2020 Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Remain at Historic Levels; Weekly Initial Claims Total 71,942 for Week Ending 3/28

4/3/2020 DETR Reminds Individuals to File Weekly Claims to Continue Unemployment Insurance Benefits

3/31/2020 Agreement Leads Way for Federal Guidance on Implementing the CARES Act
3/27/2020 Weekly Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims Increase to 92,298; Most in State History
3/27/2020 DETR to Expand Online Helpdesk Business Hours to Accommodate Surge in Unemployment Insurance Claims While Encouraging Online Filing
3/27/2020 Additional Resources to Aid with Unprecedented Influx of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims; State Launches New Tool to Assist Claimants with Signing-In
3/25/2020 Nevada Unemployment Insurance for CLAIMANTS COVID-19 Coronavirus FAQ
3/23/2020 DETR Requests Employers to Submit First Quarter 2020 Employer’s Contributions and Wage Reports Online As Soon As Possible; Employer Billing Statement for March Only Available Online
3/21/2020 Nevada Unemployment Insurance Claims Data
3/17/2020 Nevada JobConnect Career Centers Closed to the Public
3/17/2020 Additional Unemployment Insurance Claim Video Goes Live 

3/16/2020 Spanish Version of Initial Unemployment Insurance Claim Video Is Live

3/14/2020 DETR to Expand Business Hours to Accommodate Increase in Unemployment Insurance Claims While Encouraging Online Filing
3/13/2020 State Encourages Unemployment Benefit Claimants to File Claims Online
3/5/2020 Equal Rights Commission – Discrimination and coronavirus

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