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LWC releases first weekly unemployment claims for April

Unemployment insurance claims across the state for the week ending April 4 rose to 102,172 from the week ending March 28, which totaled 97,400.
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Posted at 6:51 PM, Apr 09, 2020

The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced on Thursday that it had released the initial unemployment insurance claims across the state for the week ending April 4, which rose to 102,172 from the week ending March 28, 2020 total of 97,400.

For a comparison, LWC states, during the week ending April 6, 2019, there were 1,656 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 68,566 from the previous week’s average of 43,448.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending April 4, 2020 increased to 120,744 from the week ending March 28, 2020 total of 58,027, according to numbers from LWC.

The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,668 for the week ending April 6, 2019, they state.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 51,725 from the previous week’s average of 25,089.

Here are the unemployment insurance claims from LWC for the parishes in Acadiana:

Acadia

  • 4/4/2020: 968
  • 3/28/2020: 815
  • 3/21/2020: 550

Calcasieu

  • 4/4/2020: 5,634
  • 3/28/2020: 4,431
  • 3/21/2020: 3,112

Evangeline

  • 4/4/2020: 379
  • 3/28/2020: 253
  • 3/21/2020: 138

Iberia

  • 4/4/2020: 1,479
  • 3/28/2020: 1,228
  • 3/21/2020: 635

Jeff Davis

  • 4/4/2020: 519
  • 3/28/2020: 412
  • 3/21/2020: 206

Lafayette

  • 4/4/2020: 5,554
  • 3/28/2020: 5,348
  • 3/21/2020: 3,919

St. Landry

  • 4/4/2020: 1,395
  • 3/28/2020: 1,293
  • 3/21/2020: 652

St. Martin

  • 4/4/2020: 979
  • 3/28/2020: 877
  • 3/21/2020: 510

St. Mary

  • 4/4/2020: 1,016
  • 3/28/2020: 811
  • 3/21/2020: 387

Vermilion

  • 4/4/2020: 1,147
  • 3/28/2020: 940
  • 3/21/2020: 536

To view unemployment insurance claims data for prior weeks, visit www.LAWorks.net and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.