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Date:June 11, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending June 6

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 6, 2020 rose to 21,879 from the week ending May 30, 2020 total of 19,334. For a comparison, during the week ending June 8, 2019, 2,818 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 23,430 from the previous week’s average of 27,991.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 6, 2020 increased to 305,083 from the week ending May 30, 2020 total of 301,598. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 15,358 for the week ending June 8, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 315,399 from the previous week’s average of 320,412.

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 the UI Weekly Claims Tableau Dashboard.

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