BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 7, 2020 rose to 10,045 from the week ending October 31, 2020 total of 8,419. For a comparison, during the week ending November 9, 2019, 2,272 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 10,362 from the previous week’s average of 11,245.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending November 7, 2020 decreased to 98,935 from the week ending October 31, 2020 total of 115,350. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,410 for the week ending November 9, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 122,321 from the previous week’s average of 138,918.
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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