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Date:February 19, 2021
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending February 13

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending February 13, 2021 dropped to 6,458 from the week ending February 6, 2021 total of 9,010. For a comparison, during the week ending February 15, 2020, 1,739 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 9,462 from the previous week’s average of 11,933.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending February 13, 2021 decreased to 54,587 from the week ending February 6, 2021 total of 60,711. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 15,057 for the week ending February 15, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 61,466 from the previous week’s average of 63,791.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has countless tools both in person and online to help claimants file and process their claims. This is in addition to the resources found at the agency’s 62 local offices statewide, opportunities discovered at job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other LWC services.

To view unemployment insurance claims data for prior weeks, visit www.laworks.net and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.

Please click here to view the UI Weekly Claims Tableau Dashboard.

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