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Date:December 28, 2012
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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 28, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 22, 2012, decreased to 3,495 from the previous week’s total of 3,532. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending Dec. 24, 2011, figure of 3,270.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 3,648 from the previous week’s average of 3,450.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Dec. 22, 2012, increased to 31,510 from the previous week’s total of 31,454. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Dec. 24, 2011, figure of 43,080.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 31,244 from the previous week’s average of 30,644.

For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit Louisiana’s employment homepage 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 Louisiana’s employment homepage and select Labor Market Information. Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.

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