BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending July 21, 2012, decreased to 3,080 from the previous week’s total of 3,675. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending July 23, 2011, figure of 4,123.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 3,543 from the previous week’s average of 3,681.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending July 21, 2012, increased to 36,688 from the previous week’s total of 36,268. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending July 23, 2011, figure of 48,949.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 35,954 from the previous week’s average of 35,550.
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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