BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 13, 2015 decreased to 2,888 from the previous week’s total of 3,368. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,691 for the week ending June 14, 2014.
Health care and social assistance had the largest decrease in initial claims, followed by educational services. Initial claims for mining, which includes oil and gas exploration and extraction workers, decreased. Others working in the oil and gas support services are spread among various sectors.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 3,180 from the previous week’s average of 3,149.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending June 13, 2015 increased to 25,858 from the previous week’s total of 25,287. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable figure of 21,576 for the week ending June 14, 2014.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 24,592 from the previous week’s average of 23,851.
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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