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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 30

LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana
Posted at 11:52 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 12:52:10-04

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that initial unemployment insurance claims dropped to 19,334 for the week ending May 30, 2020.

That is a decrease of 4,627 from the week ending May 23, 2020.

LWC says that, for comparison, 2,800 initial claims were filed during the week ending June 1, 2019.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 27,991 from the previous week’s average of 35,893. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending May 30, 2020 decreased to 301,598 from the week ending May 23, 2020 total of 328,409.

According to the LWC, the continued claims were above the comparable figure of 14,745 for the week ending June 1, 2019. The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 320,412 from the previous week’s average of 322,516.

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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