BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 6, 2015 increased to 3,368 from the previous week’s total of 3,299. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 3,292 for the week ending June 7, 2014.
Other services, excluding public administration showed the largest drop in initial claims followed by accommodation and food services. Health care and social assistance had the largest increase in initial claims, followed by public administration. Initial claims for mining, which includes oil and gas exploration and extraction workers, increased marginally. Others working in the oil and gas support services are spread among various sectors.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 3,149 from the previous week’s average of 3,016.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending June 6, 2015 increased to 25,287 from the previous week’s total of 23,706. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable figure of 20,745 for the week ending June 7, 2014.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 23,851 from the previous week’s average of 23,247.
The total number of people who filed a claim for regular unemployment insurance in Louisiana and received at least one check during the reference month increased to 22,080 in May 2015, up 725 from 21,355 in April 2015.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit laworks.net and select Labor Market Information.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Weekly Claims Data webpage includes the following: 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, select Labor Market Information at laworks.net, scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section, and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.
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