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Date:June 21, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 15

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 15, 2019 dropped to 2,372 from the previous week’s total of 2,818. For a comparison, during the week ending June 16, 2018, 2,541 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,683 from the previous week’s average of 2,664.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 15, 2019 increased to 16,384 from the previous week’s total of 15,358. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 18,306 for the week ending June 16, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 15,004 from the previous week’s average of 14,255.

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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