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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending January 23

Unemployment
Posted at 9:34 AM, Jan 29, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 23, 2021 dropped to 12,004 from the week ending January 16, 2021 total of 16,340. For a comparison, during the week ending January 25, 2020, 1,878 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 18,552 from the previous week’s average of 17,612.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending January 23, 2021 increased to 64,916 from the week ending January 16, 2021 total of 63,888. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 15,500 for the week ending January 25, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 69,745 from the previous week’s average of 68,677.

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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