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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending August 1

LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana
Posted at 9:45 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 10:45:43-04

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 1, dropped to 13,402 from the week ending July 25, 2020.

That's a decrease of 5,109 initial claims from the previous week's 18,511.

For a comparison, LWC says that during the week ending August 3, 2019, 2,126 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 22,586 from the previous week's average of 27,090. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending August 1, 2020 increased to 327,467 from the week ending July 25, 2020 total of 324,357.

The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 18,179 for the week ending August 3, 2019. The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 319,459 from the previous week's average of 315,881, according to LWC.

In person and online tools are available through the Louisiana Workforce Commission to help claimants file and process their claims.

In addition, the agency says resources can be found at their 62 local offices statewide. Those resources include job fair opportunities, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other LWC services.

To view unemployment insurance claims data for prior weeks, click here and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.

Those interested in viewing initial claims by industry and by parish can click here.

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