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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending June 13

LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana
Posted at 10:39 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 11:39:14-04

The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced Thursday, June 18 that initial unemployment insurance claims for week ending June 13 rose to 23,122 from the week ending June 6, 2020.

That is a 1,243 claim increase from the previous week's 21,879 claims .

LWC says that, for a comparison, during the week ending June 15, 2019, 2,372 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 22,074 from the previous week’s average of 23,430. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 13, 2020 increased to 306,358 from the week ending June 6, 2020 total of 305,083. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 16,384 for the week ending June 15, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 310,362 from the previous week’s average of 315,399, according to LWC.

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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