BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 4, 2013, decreased to 2,466 from the previous week’s total of 2,541. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending
May 5, 2012, figure of 3,124.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,562 from the previous week’s average of 2,556.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending May 4, 2013, decreased to 23,010 from the previous week’s total of 23,148. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending May 5, 2012, figure of 32,297.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 22,963 from the previous week’s average of 23,015.
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 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 21,971 in April 2013, down 2,014 from 23,985 in March 2013. This reflects the lowest level since May 2008 with 21,192.
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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