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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending February 20

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 10:56:33-05

The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending February 20, 2021, dropped to 6,447 from the week ending February 13, 2021, total of 6,458. For a comparison, during the week ending February 22, 2020, 1,798 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 8,073 from the previous week’s average of 9,462.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending February 20, 2021, decreased to 52,721 from the week ending February 13, 2021, total of 54,587. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 14,640 for the week ending February 22, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 58,417 from the previous week’s average of 61,466.

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.

Click here to view the UI Weekly Claims Tableau Dashboard

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