BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 14, 2015, decreased to 2,520 from the previous week’s total of 2,782, and were above the comparable week ending March 15, 2014, figure of 2,232.
Manufacturing had the highest over-the-week decrease in initial claims, followed by mining which employs oil and gas exploration and extraction workers.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,501 from the previous week’s average of 2,502.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending March 14, 2015, decreased to 20,758 from the previous week’s total of 21,113. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable week ending March 15, 2014, figure of 19,964.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 21,021 from the previous week’s average of 21,190.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit laworks.net and select Labor Market Information.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Weekly Claims Data webpage includes the following: 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, select Labor Market Information at laworks.net , scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section, and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.
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