BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 8, 2014, decreased to 1,857 from the previous week’s total of 2,125. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Mar. 9, 2013, figure of 2,860.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,985 from the previous week’s average of 2,119.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Mar. 8, 2014, decreased to 20,292 from the previous week’s total of 21,409. The largest over-the-week changes were found in the following industries; accommodations and food services, health care and social assistance, and retail trade. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Mar. 9, 2013, figure of 27,583.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 21,453 from the previous week’s average of 22,151.
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 21,180 in February 2014, down 610 from 21,790 in January 2014.
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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