The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 31, 2020 dropped to 8,419 from the week ending October 24.
That's a decrease of 1,524 claims from the previous weeks total of 9,943.
For a comparison, during the week ending November 2, 2019, 1,762 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 11,245 from the previous week’s average of 12,505. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending October 31, 2020 decreased to 115,350 from the week ending October 24, 2020 total of 128,378, according to LWC.
The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,852 for the week ending November 2, 2019. The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 138,918 from the previous week’s average of 158,886
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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