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Date:March 15, 2013
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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report March 15, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 9, 2013, decreased to 2,860 from the previous week’s total of 2,887. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending March 10, 2012, figure of 3,097.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,773 from the previous week’s average of 2,765.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending March 9, 2013, decreased to 27,583 from the previous week’s total of 28,217. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending March 10, 2012, figure of 36,518.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 28,350 from the previous week’s average of 28,900.

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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