BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending June 2, 2012, decreased to 4,177 from the previous week’s total of 4,285. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending June 4, 2011, figure of 5,344.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 3,851 from the previous week’s average of 3,588.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending June 2, 2012, increased to 32,533 from the previous week’s total of 31,957. The largest over-the-week increases in continued claims were in educational services and other services (except public administration) industries as part of the usual end-of-school seasonal pattern. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending June 4, 2011, figure of 43,936.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 32,035 from the previous week’s average of 31,976.
All regular unemployment insurance claimants in Louisiana who have received at least one check during the reference month, decreased by 1,744 from 32,948 in April 2012 to 31,204 in May 2012. This is the lowest monthly level of individuals who have received at least one unemployment check since November 2008 with 26,648 claimants.
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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