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Date:November 17, 2017
Contact:LWC Pulic Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 11

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 11, 2017 decreased to 2,281 from the previous week’s total of 2,321. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 12, 2016, 2,386 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,311 from the previous week’s average of 2,320.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Nov. 11, 2017 decreased to 18,414 from the previous week’s total of 18,818. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 23,117 for the week ending Nov. 12, 2016.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 18,470 from the previous week’s average of 18,479.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) aims to continue to strengthen Louisiana’s workforce with initiatives such as our apprenticeship programs, which give the youth of tomorrow a variety of options with which to build their future. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, on Wednesday, November 15, seniors at Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge, La. participated in an open house hosted by the LWC, to learn about the benefits of apprenticeship training, and how it can better shape their future.

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 agency’s 59 local offices statewide, job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other services.

Updates to the LWC’s unemployment information processing system are still being implemented. As a result, the following data are not currently available: the break-out of interstate claims, Louisiana unemployment insurance claimants' parish of residence and unemployment insurance claims by industry.

For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit 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, scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section, and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.

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