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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 20

LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana
Posted at 10:03 AM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 11:03:21-04

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 20, 2020 dropped to 19,524 from the week ending June 13, 2020.

That is a 3,598 claim decrease from the previous week's total of 23,122.

For a comparison, LWC says that during the week ending June 22, 2019, 2,238 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 20,965 from the previous week’s average of 22,074. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 20, 2020 decreased to 300,389 from the week ending June 13, 2020 total of 306,358. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 16,630 for the week ending June 22, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 303,357 from the previous week’s average of 310,362.

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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