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Date:May 21, 2010
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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report May 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending May 15, 2010, increased to 4,584 from the previous week’s total of 4,480. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending May 16, 2009, figure of 4,458.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 4,655 from the previous week’s average of 4,506.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending May 15, 2010, decreased to 55,468 from the previous week’s total of 56,577. The largest over-the-week decrease in continued claims was in the transportation equipment industry. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable week ending May 16, 2009, figure of 50,008.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 56,533 from the previous week’s average of 57,110.

For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC’s) Web site at www.LAWORKS.net and select Labor Market Information. Then select LOIS (Louisiana Occupational Information System), and under Demographics and Statistics select Unemployment Insurance Claimants.

The UI Weekly Claims Data Web page now includes the following features: UI Weekly Claims Data by Regional Labor Market Area (RLMA) and by Parish, UI Weekly Claims Data by Industry for Louisiana, and UI Definitions (PDF). To access, begin on the LWC home page and select Labor Market Information (LMI). Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims.

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