According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, initial unemployment insurance claims have dropped for week ending January 30, 2021.
LWC says that claims dropped to 10,376 from the week ending January 23, 2021.
That's an decrease of 1,628 initial claims from the previous week's total of 12,004.
For a comparison, LWC says that during the week ending February 1, 2020, 2,058 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 14,804 from the previous week's average of 18,552.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending January 30, 2021 increased to 65,649 from the week ending January 23, 2021 total of 64,916. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 16,189 for the week ending February 1, 2020, LWC says.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 70,057 from the previous week's average of 69,745.
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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