BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 24, 2021 dropped to 7,114 from the week ending April 17, 2021 total of 8,829. For a comparison, during the week ending April 25, 2020, 66,141 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 9,504 from the previous week’s average of 10,937.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending April 24, 2021 decreased to 51,308 from the week ending April 17, 2021 total of 52,698. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 300,657 for the week ending April 25, 2020.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 50,333 from the previous week’s average of 48,143.
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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