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LWC: initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending September 19

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 12:03:53-04

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is reporting that initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 19 dropped to 14,842 from the week ending Sept. 12, which totaled 16,182.

For a comparison, during the week ending Sept. 21, 2019, there were 1,653 initial claims filed.

According to the LWC, the four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 17,945 from the previous week’s average of 17,300.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Sept. 19, decreased to 238,724 from the week ending Sept. 12, total of 250,244.

The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 14,515 for the week ending Sept. 21, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 248,691 from the previous week’s average of 251,690.

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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