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BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 7, 2019 dropped to 1,683 from the previous week’s total of 1,881. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept. 8, 2018, 1,741 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,883 from the previous week’s average of 1,982.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Sept. 7, 2019 decreased to 15,215 from the previous week’s total of 15,678. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 16,545 for the week ending Sept. 8, 2018.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 15,955 from the previous week’s average of 16,530.
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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