BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 3, 2010, increased to 4,750 from the previous week’s total of 4,456. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending July 4, 2009, figure of 4,157.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 4,640 from the previous week’s average of 4,749.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending July 3, 2010, decreased to 57,204 from the previous week’s total of 57,494. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending July 4, 2009, figure of 59,551.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 57,537 from the previous week’s average of 57,189.
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 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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