According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, initial unemployment insurance claims dropped for week ending September 12, 2020.
LWC says that the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 12, 2020 dropped to 16,182 from the week ending September 5, 2020.
That is a decrease of 8,384 initial claims from the previous week's total of 24,566.
For a comparison, LWC says during the week ending September 14, 2019, 1,806 initial claims were filed. The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 17,300 from the previous week’s average of 16,845.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending September 12, 2020 decreased to 250,244 from the week ending September 5, 2020 total of 256,184. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 14,792 for the week ending September 14, 2019, LWC says.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 251,690 from the previous week’s average of 252,896
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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