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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending July 11

LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana
Posted at 2:00 PM, Jul 16, 2020

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that initial unemployment insurance claims dropped to 26,351 for week ending July 11 from the week ending July 4, 2020.

That's a decrease of 5,066 initial claims from the previous week's 31,417.

For a comparison, LWC says that during the week ending July 13, 2019, 2,410 initial claims were filed. The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 24,817 from the previous week’s average of 24,010. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending July 11, 2020 decreased to 312,893 from the week ending July 4, 2020 total of 313,157.

The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 17,408 for the week ending July 13, 2019. The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 308,132 from the previous week’s average of 306,498, 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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