BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 27, 2021 rose to 12,845 from the week ending March 20, 2021 total of 6,468. For a comparison, during the week ending March 28, 2020, 97,400 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 8,402 from the previous week’s average of 6,936.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending March 27, 2021 increased to 42,546 from the week ending March 20, 2021 total of 40,840. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 58,027 for the week ending March 28, 2020.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 44,393 from the previous week’s average of 47,060.
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.
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