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LWC releases second weekly unemployment claims for April

Unemployment insurance claims across the state for the week ending April 11 dropped to 79,653 from the week ending April 4 number of 102,172.
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Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 14:49:59-04

On Thursday, the Louisiana Workforce Commission released its initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 11, which dropped to 79,653 from the week ending April 4 number of 102,172.

For a comparison, during the week ending April 13, 2019, a total of 1,887 initial claims were filed, the LWC states.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 87,916 from the previous week’s average of 68,566.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending April 11, 2020 increased to 217,532 from the week ending April 4, 2020 total of 120,744. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,414 for the week ending April 13, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 102,612 from the previous week’s average of 51,725.

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

Acadia

  • 4/11/2020: 665
  • 4/4/2020: 968
  • 3/28/2020: 815
  • 3/21/2020: 550

Calcasieu

  • 4/11/2020: 3,724
  • 4/4/2020: 5,634
  • 3/28/2020: 4,431
  • 3/21/2020: 3,112

Evangeline

  • 4/11/2020: 298
  • 4/4/2020: 379
  • 3/28/2020: 253
  • 3/21/2020: 138

Iberia

  • 4/11/2020: 1,016
  • 4/4/2020: 1,479
  • 3/28/2020: 1,228
  • 3/21/2020: 635

Jeff Davis

  • 4/11/2020: 417
  • 4/4/2020: 519
  • 3/28/2020: 412
  • 3/21/2020: 206

Lafayette

  • 4/11/2020: 4,091
  • 4/4/2020: 5,554
  • 3/28/2020: 5,348
  • 3/21/2020: 3,919

St. Landry

  • 4/11/2020: 1,071
  • 4/4/2020: 1,395
  • 3/28/2020: 1,293
  • 3/21/2020: 652

St. Martin

  • 4/11/2020: 704
  • 4/4/2020: 979
  • 3/28/2020: 877
  • 3/21/2020: 510

St. Mary

  • 4/11/2020: 764
  • 4/4/2020: 1,016
  • 3/28/2020: 811
  • 3/21/2020: 387

Vermilion

  • 4/11/2020: 723
  • 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.

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