BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 29, 2014, decreased to 1,698 from the previous week’s total of 2,547. The over-the-week decrease in initial claims was due to the shorter work-week for the Thanksgiving and Acadian holidays. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Nov. 30, 2013, figure of 1,850.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,244 from the previous week’s average of 2,364.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Nov. 29, 2014, decreased to 19,558 from the previous week’s total of 19,764. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Nov. 30, 2013, figure of 22,425.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 19,410 from the previous week’s average of 19,318.
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 18,372 in November 2014, down 228 from 18,600 in October 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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