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Date:September 17, 2021
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending September 11

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 11, 2021 rose to 14,042 from the week ending September 4, 2021 total of 9,724. For a comparison, during the week ending September 12, 2020, 16,182 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 7,011 from the previous week’s average of 4,083.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending September 11, 2021 increased to 37,364 from the week ending September 4, 2021 total of 33,598. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 250,244 for the week ending September 12, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 35,984 from the previous week’s average of 36,751.

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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