BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 11, 2014, increased to 3,330 from the previous week’s total of 2,242. The over-the-week spike in initial claims can be attributed to the first week of a new quarter for new UI claims. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Jan. 12, 2013, figure of 4,483.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,468 from the previous week’s average of 2,320.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Jan. 11, 2014, decreased to 24,266 from the previous week’s total of 24,443. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Jan. 12, 2013, figure of 32,464.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 24,186 from the previous week’s average of 24,092.
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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