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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending July 3

LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana
Posted at 9:33 AM, Jul 09, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 3, 2021, rose to 4,222 from the week ending June 26, 2021, a total of 4,129. For a comparison, during the week ending July 4, 2020, 31,417 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 4,468 from the previous week’s average of 4,805, according to a Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) release.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending July 3, 2021, increased to 49,973 from the week ending June 26, 2021 total of 49,163. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 313,157 for the week ending July 4, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 49,499 from the previous week’s average of 49,515.

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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