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Date:June 18, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending June 13

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 13, 2020 rose to 23,122 from the week ending June 6, 2020 total of 21,879. For a comparison, during the week ending June 15, 2019, 2,372 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 22,074 from the previous week’s average of 23,430.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 13, 2020 increased to 306,358 from the week ending June 6, 2020 total of 305,083. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 16,384 for the week ending June 15, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 310,362 from the previous week’s average of 315,399.

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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