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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending November 7

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Nov 13, 2020

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that initial unemployment insurance claims rose for week ending November 7.

According to LWC, the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 7, 2020 rose to 10,045 from the week ending October 31, 2020.

That's an increase of 1,626 initial claims from the previous week's total of 8,419.

For a comparison, LWC says that during the week ending November 9, 2019, 2,272 initial claims were filed. The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 10,362 from the previous week’s average of 11,245.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending November 7, 2020 decreased to 98,935 from the week ending October 31, 2020 total of 115,350. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,410 for the week ending November 9, 2019. The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 122,321 from the previous week’s average of 138,918.

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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