BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 12, 2014, increased to 2,984 from the previous week’s total of 2,301. The week ending July 12 marked the start of a new quarter for new claims, when some claimants regain their eligibility for benefits, typically resulting in an increase in initial claims. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending July 13, 2013, figure of 3,764.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,617 from the previous week’s average of 2,543.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending July 12, 2014, increased to 22,790 from the previous week’s total of 22,473. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending July 13, 2013, figure of 26,467.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 21,994 from the previous week’s average of 21,691.
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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