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BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 12, 2020 dropped to 16,182 from the week ending September 5, 2020 total of 24,566. For a comparison, during the week ending September 14, 2019, 1,806 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 17,300 from the previous week’s average of 16,845.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending September 12, 2020 decreased to 250,244 from the week ending September 5, 2020 total of 256,184. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 14,792 for the week ending September 14, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 251,690 from the previous week’s average of 252,896.
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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