BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Sept. 3, 2011, increased to 3,878 from the previous week’s total of 3,648. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Sept. 4, 2010, figure of 4,083.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 3,763 from the previous week’s average of 3,801.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Sept. 3, 2011, decreased to 45,201 from the previous week’s total of 45,463. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Sept. 4, 2010, figure of 54,265.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 46,230 from the previous week’s average of 47,028.
In Aug. 2011 all regular unemployment insurance claimants who have received at least one check increased by 1,362 from 42,299 in July 2011 to 43,661 in Aug. 2011.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website at www.laworks.net and select Labor Market Information. Then select LOIS 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 webpage includes the following features: UI Weekly Claims Data by Regional Labor Market Area and by Parish, UI Weekly Claims Data by Industry for Louisiana, UI Definitions and a new feature with UI Monthly Claimant Characteristics by Parish. To access these products begin on the LWC home page and select Labor Market Information. Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.
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