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Date:September 12, 2014
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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Sept. 12, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 6, 2014, decreased to 1,961 from the previous week’s total of 2,237. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Sept. 7, 2013, figure of 2,190.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,202 from the previous week’s average of 2,303.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Sept. 6, 2014, decreased to 20,739 from the previous week’s total of 21,463. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Sept. 7, 2013, figure of 24,122.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 21,656 from the previous week’s average of 22,213.

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 21,791 in August 2014, down 26 from 21,817 in July 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 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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