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Date:March 18, 2016
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending March 12

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 12, 2016 decreased to 2,654 from the previous week’s total of 2,950. For the comparable week a year ago, ending March 14, 2015, 2,520 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,839 from the previous week’s average of 2,752.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending March 12, 2016 decreased to 22,851 from the previous week’s total of 23,117. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable figure of 20,758 for the week ending March 14, 2015.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 22,943 from the previous week’s average of 22,925.

Updates to the LWC’s unemployment information processing system are still being implemented. As a result, the following data are not currently available: the break-out of interstate claims, Louisiana unemployment insurance claimants' parish of residence, unemployment insurance claims by industry and UI claimants who have received at least one check during the reference month in Louisiana.

For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit www.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 www.laworks.net, scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section, and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.

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