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Date:July 16, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending July 11

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 11, 2020 dropped to 26,351 from the week ending July 4, 2020 total of 31,417. For a comparison, during the week ending July 13, 2019, 2,410 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 24,817 from the previous week’s average of 24,010.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending July 11, 2020 decreased to 312,893 from the week ending July 4, 2020 total of 313,157. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 17,408 for the week ending July 13, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 308,132 from the previous week’s average of 306,498.

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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