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Date:July 2, 2021
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 26

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 26, 2021 dropped to 4,129 from the week ending June 19, 2021 total of 4,278. For a comparison, during the week ending June 27, 2020, 21,976 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 4,805 from the previous week’s average of 5,166.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 26, 2021 decreased to 49,163 from the week ending June 19, 2021 total of 49,503. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 306,089 for the week ending June 27, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 49,515 from the previous week’s average of 49,145.

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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