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Date:September 25, 2015
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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Sept. 25, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 19, 2015 increased to 2,307 from the previous week’s total of 2,015. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,068 for the week ending Sept. 20, 2014.

Professional scientific and technical services had the largest over-the-week increase of 40 claims. Initial claims for mining, which includes oil and gas exploration and extraction workers, increased from 88 to 111. Data for others working in oil and gas support services are spread among various job sectors and are not included in the mining total.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,295 from the previous week’s average of 2,322.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Sept. 19, 2015 decreased to 23,792 from the previous week’s total of 24,253. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable figure of 20,053 for the week ending Sept. 20, 2014.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 24,456 from the previous week’s average of 24,920.

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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