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LWC: Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending October 10

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 10:56:20-04

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that initial unemployment insurance claims rose for week ending October 10.

According to LWC, the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 10, 2020 rose to 13,577 from the week ending October 3, 2020.

That is an increase of 116 initial claims from the previous week's total of 13,461.

For a comparison, during the week ending October 12, 2019, 2,069 initial claims were filed. The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 14,544 from the previous week’s average of 15,195.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending October 10, 2020 decreased to 165,320 from the week ending October 3, 2020 total of 195,223. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,420 for the week ending October 12, 2019, according to LWC.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 203,532 from the previous week’s average of 224,763.

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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