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Date:June 16, 2017
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 10

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 10, 2017 decreased to 2,903 from the previous week’s total of 2,965. For the comparable week a year ago, ending June 11, 2016, 3,445 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,883 from the previous week’s average of 2,832.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending June 10, 2017 increased to 23,109 from the previous week’s total of 22,765. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable figure of 26,234 for the week ending June 11, 2016.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 22,712 from the previous week’s average of 22,498.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is committed to serving the needs of the general public and the veterans who’ve served, to ensure that everyone has an equal chance at gainful employment in a family-sustaining career. On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, more than 30 employers gathered at the Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center to provide employer resources to the 110 job-seekers that attended. Approximately 20 youths and 13 veterans were also in attendance.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has countless tools both in person and online to help claimants file and process their claims. This is in addition to the agency’s 59 local offices statewide, job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other services.

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. Additionally, all reported numbers on initial and continued claims are estimates.

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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