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Date:December 13, 2019
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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Dec. 7

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 7, 2019 rose to 2,448 from the previous week’s total of 1,507. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 8, 2018, 2,375 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 1,990 from the previous week’s average of 1,946.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Dec. 7, 2019 increased to 14,563 from the previous week’s total of 14,451. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 15,410 for the week ending Dec. 8, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 14,161 from the previous week’s average of 13,873.

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 resources found at the agency’s 62 local offices statewide, opportunities discovered at job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other LWC 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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