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Date:September 28, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 22

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept 22, 2018 dropped to 1,836 from the previous week’s total of 2,033. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept 23, 2017, 2,157 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,913 from the previous week’s average of 1,987.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Sept 22, 2018 decreased to 15,785 from the previous week’s total of 16,131. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 19,656 for the week ending Sept 23, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 16,435 from the previous week’s average of 16,891.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is committed to providing large-scale job hiring events to ensure that all job-seekers, no matter their residence, have an opportunity at a family-sustaining career. On October 16, the Northshore Fall Fest Job Fair will be held in Mandeville, La. from 2-6 p.m. at the Castine Center. This job fair is regularly touted as one of the largest job-fairs of the year, with numerous employers ready to place job-seekers into high-wage positions.

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.

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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