Louisiana officials say the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending December 19, 2020 dropped to 7,926 from the week ending December 12, 2020 total of 9,289.
For a comparison, during the week ending December 21, 2019, 2,218 initial claims were filed. The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 9,527 from the previous week’s average of 10,057.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending December 19, 2020 decreased to 64,448 from the week ending December 12, 2020 total of 66,810. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 15,358 for the week ending December 21, 2019. The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 70,281 from the previous week’s average of 75,004.
Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) officials say they have 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.
Please click here to view the UI Weekly Claims Tableau Dashboard.