BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 31, 2020 dropped to 8,419 from the week ending October 24, 2020 total of 9,943. For a comparison, during the week ending November 2, 2019, 1,762 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 11,245 from the previous week’s average of 12,505.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending October 31, 2020 decreased to 115,350 from the week ending October 24, 2020 total of 128,378. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,852 for the week ending November 2, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 138,918 from the previous week’s average of 158,886.
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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