/ Modified dec 3, 2020 4:57 p.m.

Unemployment claims for self-employed decrease 4 weeks in a row

PUA numbers in Arizona have been on a roller coaster through much of the year.

unemployment office sign An unemployment insurance claims office.
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The number of Arizona residents receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) dropped last week for the fourth week in a row.

PUA is a federal program that allows the self-employed to receive unemployment benefits.

According to the state Department of Economic Security, 10,411 people received PUA for the week ending Nov. 28.

PUA numbers have been on a roller coaster through much of the year. In October, more than 100,000 received benefits in a single week.

Regular unemployment has stayed steady through since September with about 2,000 people a week receiving benefits, according to DES.

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