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Date:May 28, 2020
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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 23

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 23, 2020 dropped to 23,961 from the week ending May 16, 2020 total of 28,545. For a comparison, during the week ending

May 25, 2019, 2,742 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 35,893 from the previous week’s average of 46,438.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending May 23, 2020 increased to 328,409 from the week ending May 16, 2020 total of 326,504. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,528 for the week ending May 25, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 322,516 from the previous week’s average of 315,578.

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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