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Date:August 15, 2014
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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Aug. 15, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 9, 2014, increased to 2,364 from the previous week’s total of 2,293. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Aug. 10, 2013, figure of 2,719.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,378 from the previous week’s average of 2,533.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Aug. 9, 2014, decreased to 22,970 from the previous week’s total of 23,204. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Aug. 10, 2013, figure of 26,891.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 23,242 from the previous week’s average of 23,197.

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 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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