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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for the week ending June 5

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 10:27:29-04

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 5, 2021, dropped to 5,569 from the week ending May 29, 2021 total of 5,573. For a comparison, during the week ending June 6, 2020, 21,879 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 5,861 from the previous week’s average of 6,251, according to a Louisiana Workforce Commission release.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 5, 2021, increased to 50,040 from the week ending May 29, 2021 total of 47,680. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 305,083 for the week ending June 6, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 50,119 from the previous week’s average of 50,248.

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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