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Date:April 12, 2013
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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 12, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 6, 2013, increased to 2,444 from the previous week’s total of 1,663. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending

April 7, 2012, figure of 3,141.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,013 from the previous week’s average of 2,117.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending April 6, 2013, decreased to 23,218 from the previous week’s total of 23,438. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending April 7, 2012, figure of 33,168.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 24,270 from the previous week’s average of 25,361.

The total number of people who filed a claim for regular unemployment insurance in Louisiana, and received at least one check during the reference month, decreased to 23,985 in March 2013, down 2,173 from 26,158 in February 2013. This reflects the second consecutive over-the-month decrease in people who received an unemployment check. The month of February showed an over-the-month decrease of 4,701 people.

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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