BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 12, 2015 decreased to 2,015 from the previous week’s total of 2,417. Initial claims were below the comparable figure of 2,071 for the week ending Sept. 13, 2014.
Wholesale trade had the largest over-the-week decrease with 47 fewer claims. Initial claims for mining, which includes oil and gas exploration and extraction workers, decreased from 111 to 88. Others working in the oil and gas support services are spread among various sectors.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,322 from the previous week’s average of 2,454.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Sept. 12, 2015 decreased to 24,253 from the previous week’s total of 24,425. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable figure of 20,486 for the week ending Sept. 13, 2014.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 24,920 from the previous week’s average of 25,464.
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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