BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 24, 2014, increased to 2,985 from the previous week’s total of 2,343. The over-the-week increase in initial claims can be attributed to the seasonal closing of schools for summer. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending May 25, 2013, figure of 3,386.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,453 from the previous week’s average of 2,266.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending May 24, 2014, increased to 18,948 from the previous week’s total of 18,517. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending May 25, 2013, figure of 22,047.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 18,822 from the previous week’s average of 18,815.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit Louisiana’s employments homepage at www.laworks.net and select Labor Market Information.
The UI Weekly Claims Data webpage includes the following features: UI Weekly Claims Data by Regional Labor Market Area and by Parish, UI Weekly Claims Data by Industry for Louisiana, UI Definition and UI Monthly Claimant Characteristics by Parish. To access these products begin on Louisiana’s employment homepage and select Labor Market Information. Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.
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