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Date:May 31, 2013
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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report May 31, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 25, 2013, increased to 3,386 from the previous week’s total of 2,738. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending

May 26, 2012, figure of 4,285.

Some of the over-the-week increase in initial claims can be attributed to the end of the school year when schools let some of their personnel go for the summer.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,729 from the previous week’s average of 2,518.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending May 25, 2013, increased to 22,047 from the previous week’s total of 20,735. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending May 26, 2012, figure of 31,957.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 22,077 from the previous week’s average of 22,353.

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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