BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 24, 2010, decreased to 4,395 from the previous week’s total of 5,237. The largest over-the-week decrease in initial claims was in the transportation equipment industry. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending July 25, 2009, figure of 5,033.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 4,729 from the previous week’s average of 4,744.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending July 24, 2010, increased to 59,365 from the previous week’s total of 57,971. The largest over-the-week increase in continued claims was in the transportation equipment industry. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending July 25, 2009, figure of 64,151.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 57,896 from the previous week’s average of 57,428.
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 use the menu under Historic Data Analysis. Scroll over Employment and Wage Data, Labor Force Data, and 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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