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

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Dec. 15

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec 15, 2018 rose to 2,430 from the previous week’s total of 2,375. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec 16, 2017, 2,551 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,297 from the previous week’s average of 2,265.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Dec 15, 2018 increased to 15,962 from the previous week’s total of 15,410. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 19,147 for the week ending Dec 16, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 15,395 from the previous week’s average of 14,964.

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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