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Date:May 7, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 2

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 2, 2020 dropped to 50,941 from the week ending April 25, 2020 total of 66,141. For a comparison, during the week ending May 4, 2019, 2,009 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 72,165 from the previous week’s average of 84,972.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending May 2, 2020 increased to 310,013 from the week ending April 25, 2020 total of 300,657. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,841 for the week ending May 4, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 268,625 from the previous week’s average of 221,307.

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.

Please click here to view initial claims by industry and by parish.

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