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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending December 5

Posted at 2:54 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 15:54:41-05

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced Thursday that the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 5, 2020 dropped to 9,114 from the week ending Nov. 28, total of 11,780.

For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 7, 2019, 2,448 initial claims were filed.

According to a release from LWC, the four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 18,639 from the previous week’s average of 18,872.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending December 5, 2020 increased to 75,004 from the week ending November 28, 2020 total of 74,863. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 14,563 for the week ending December 7, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 81,057 from the previous week’s average of 87,040.

LWC says it 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 and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.

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