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Date:September 21, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Sept. 15

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept 15, 2018 rose to 2,033 from the previous week’s total of 1,741. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept 16, 2017, 2,232 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,987 from the previous week’s average of 2,027.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Sept 15, 2018 decreased to 16,131 from the previous week’s total of 16,545. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 20,375 for the week ending Sept 16, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 16,891 from the previous week’s average of 17,384.

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 62 local offices statewide, job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other services.

What can the LWC do for Louisiana’s employers? Find out at the informational session pertaining to LWC-offered Business Services on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., in Baton Rouge. Learn about a variety of incentives, programs and no-cost services to increase one’s return on investment and competitiveness.

To view unemployment insurance claims data for prior weeks, visit www.laworks.net and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.

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