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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending August 15

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 14:39:55-04

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 15, 2020 rose to 14,365 from the week ending August 8, 2020 total of 11,131. For a comparison, during the week ending August 17, 2019, 1,994 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 14,352 from the previous week’s average of 18,781.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending August 15, 2020 decreased to 255,068 from the week ending August 8, 2020 total of 299,974. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 16,787 for the week ending August 17, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 301,717 from the previous week’s average of 316,229.

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.

Please click here to view the UI Weekly Claims Tableau Dashboard.

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