BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending June 23, 2012, decreased to 3,633 from the previous week’s total of 3,806. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending June 25, 2011, figure of 3,804.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 3,972 from the previous week’s average of 4,135.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending June 23, 2012, increased to 35,070 from the previous week’s total of 34,698. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending June 25, 2011, figure of 47,769.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 34,036 from the previous week’s average of 33,257.
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 under LMI Products select Unemployment Insurance Claims. The following selections are available: Weekly Statewide UI Claims Data, Weekly UI Claims by RLMA, UI Claims by Industry, 13-Week Trend By Area, and UI Area Characteristics.
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