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LWC releases unemployment claims for third week in April

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 25
LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana
Posted at 5:21 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 18:21:14-04

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has released data for initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 25, which have dropped to 66,141 from the week ending April 18, total of 91,923, or a 28% decrease.

For a comparison, during the week ending April 27, 2019, there were 2,030 initial claims filed, according to LWC data.

LWC states the four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 84,972 from the previous week’s average of 92,787.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending April 25, 2020 increased to 300,657 from the week ending April 18, 2020 total of 246,296. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,136 for the week ending April 27, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 221,307 from the previous week’s average of 160,650.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has countless tools both in person and online to help claimants file and process their claims. This is in addition to the resources found at the agency’s 62 local offices statewide, opportunities discovered at job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other LWC services.

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.

Acadia

  • 4/25/2020: 727
  • 4/18/2020: 915
  • 4/11/2020: 665
  • 4/4/2020: 968
  • 3/28/2020: 815
  • 3/21/2020: 550

Calcasieu

  • 4/25/2020: 3,002
  • 4/18/2020: 4,284
  • 4/11/2020: 3,724
  • 4/4/2020: 5,634
  • 3/28/2020: 4,431
  • 3/21/2020: 3,112

Evangeline

  • 4/25/2020: 268
  • 4/18/2020: 386
  • 4/11/2020: 298
  • 4/4/2020: 379
  • 3/28/2020: 253
  • 3/21/2020: 138

Iberia

  • 4/25/2020: 958
  • 4/18/2020: 1,175
  • 4/11/2020: 1,016
  • 4/4/2020: 1,479
  • 3/28/2020: 1,228
  • 3/21/2020: 635

Jeff Davis

  • 4/25/2020: 358
  • 4/18/2020: 561
  • 4/11/2020: 417
  • 4/4/2020: 519
  • 3/28/2020: 412
  • 3/21/2020: 206

Lafayette

  • 4/25/2020: 3,474
  • 4/18/2020: 4,988
  • 4/11/2020: 4,091
  • 4/4/2020: 5,554
  • 3/28/2020: 5,348
  • 3/21/2020: 3,919

St. Landry

  • 4/25/2020: 1,093
  • 4/18/2020: 1,437
  • 4/11/2020: 1,071
  • 4/4/2020: 1,395
  • 3/28/2020: 1,293
  • 3/21/2020: 652

St. Martin

  • 4/25/2020: 667
  • 4/18/2020: 909
  • 4/11/2020: 704
  • 4/4/2020: 979
  • 3/28/2020: 877
  • 3/21/2020: 510

St. Mary

  • 4/25/2020: 676
  • 4/18/2020: 903
  • 4/11/2020: 764
  • 4/4/2020: 1,016
  • 3/28/2020: 811
  • 3/21/2020: 387

Vermilion

  • 4/25/2020: 667
  • 4/18/2020: 883
  • 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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