Speech Accessibility Tool.
News - Details
Date:June 26, 2015
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 26, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 20, 2015 decreased to 2,731 from the previous week’s total of 2,888. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,604 for the week ending June 21, 2014.

Educational services had the largest decrease in initial claims, followed by professional scientific and technical 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 decreased to 3,072 from the previous week’s average of 3,180.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending June 20, 2015 increased to 26,412 from the previous week’s total of 25,858. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable figure of 21,837 for the week ending June 21, 2014.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 25,316 from the previous week’s average of 24,592.

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.

Note: This revision date does not reflect the revision date of the press release shown. Press Release postings are updated as needed and should be considered accurate as shown.