BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 31, 2010, decreased to 4,109 from the previous week’s total of 4,395. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending August 1, 2009, figure of 4,747.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 4,569 from the previous week’s average of 4,729.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending July 31, 2010, decreased to 58,952 from the previous week’s total of 59,365. The largest over-the-week decreases were in construction and transportation equipment industries. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending August 1, 2009, figure of 64,477.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 58,333 from the previous week’s average of 57,896.
In July all regular unemployment insurance claimants who have received at least one check during the reference month in Louisiana decreased by 993 from 49,421 in June 2010 to 48,428 in July 2010.
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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