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Date:October 23, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 17

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 17, 2020 dropped to 13,039 from the week ending October 10, 2020 total of 13,577. For a comparison, during the week ending October 19, 2019, 1,792 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 14,093 from the previous week’s average of 14,544.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending October 17, 2020 decreased to 146,622 from the week ending October 10, 2020 total of 165,320. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,383 for the week ending October 19, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 180,506 from the previous week’s average of 203,532.

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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