BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 1, 2011, increased to 3,236 from the previous week’s total of 3,221. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Oct. 2, 2010, figure of 3,742.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 3,320 from the previous week’s average of 3,481.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Oct. 1, 2011, decreased to 42,255 from the previous week’s total of 42,609. The week ending Oct. 1, 2011, had the lowest number of continued claims for 2011. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Oct. 2, 2010, figure of 50,423.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 43,256 from the previous week’s average of 43,992.
All regular unemployment insurance claimants in Louisiana who have received at least one check, during the reference month of Sept. 2011, decreased by 4,421 from 43,661 in Aug. 2011 to 39,240 in Sept. 2011. The Sept. 2011 monthly figure was the lowest number of claimants who received at least one check in 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 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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