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Date:July 11, 2014
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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report July 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 5, 2014, decreased to 2,301 from the previous week’s total of 2,577. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending July 6, 2013, figure of 2,084.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,543 from the previous week’s average of 2,791.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending July 5, 2014, increased to 22,473 from the previous week’s total of 20,876. Industries with the largest over-the-week increases were health care and social assistance, construction and accommodation and food services. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending July 6, 2013, figure of 25,008.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 21,691 from the previous week’s average of 21,259.

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, increased to 20,862 in June 2014, up 2,663 from 18,199 in May 2014.

For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit Louisiana’s employments 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 Definition 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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