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BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 5, 2020 rose to 24,566 from the week ending August 29, 2020 total of 16,191. For a comparison, during the week ending September 7, 2019, 1,683 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 16,845 from the previous week’s average of 13,487.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending September 5, 2020 increased to 256,184 from the week ending August 29, 2020 total of 249,610. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 15,215 for the week ending September 7, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 252,896 from the previous week’s average of 263,843.
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.
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