DLI releases January 2021 UI payment total

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $66.8 million in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued over the month of January 2021, providing benefits to eligible Montanans.

That figure includes:

  • Regular UI benefits.
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits.
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits.
  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments.
  • Extended Benefits payments issued for weeks claimed and not previously approved, through UI benefit week ending November 14, 2020.

PEUC, PUA and FPUC benefits are 100% federally funded. Below is a data breakdown of outgoing UI payments by UI benefit week for the month of January 2021:  

UI Benefit Week

Regular UI Benefits

Reg UI & PEUC FPUC Payments

PUA Benefits

PUA-FPUC Payments

PEUC Benefits

Extended Benefits

Total Payments - $

1/3 - 1/9

$4,851,602

$4,302,000

$791,711

$297,562

$1,516,846

$29,813

 $             11,853,094

1/10 - 1/16

$4,430,703

$5,133,300

$3,864,772

$4,998,284

$1,883,764

$10,497

 $             20,378,607

1/17 - 1/23

$4,540,325

$5,531,400

$2,102,533

$2,688,333

$1,918,153

$1,948

 $             16,825,723

1/24 - 1/30

$4,377,727

$5,996,400

$2,128,240

$2,741,415

$2,495,679

$19,581

 $             17,804,928

Total

$18,200,357

$20,963,100

$8,887,256

$10,725,594

$7,814,442

$61,839

 $             66,862,352

Claimants with technical, eligibility, or benefits questions are encouraged to view the COVID-19 resource website at dli.mt.gov/covid-19. A variety of information for both Montana workers and employers are available, in addition to resources to help claimants navigate the unemployment process.

A landing page for easy access to relevant Labor Market Information, including UI claims data, is available here: dli.mt.gov/labor-market-information.

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