BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 20, 2012, decreased to 2,891 from the previous week’s total of 2,909. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Oct. 22, 2011, figure of 3,231.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,920 from the previous week’s average of 3,021.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Oct. 20, 2012, decreased to 30,724 from the previous week’s total of 30,946. This was the lowest level since the week ending Nov. 29, 2008 with 28,944. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Oct. 22, 2011, figure of 41, 225.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 31,274 from the previous week’s average of 31,785.
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.
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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