BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 30, 2018 dropped to 2,120 from the previous week’s total of 2,263. For a comparison, during the week ending July 1, 2017, 2,969 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,452 from the previous week’s average of 2,658.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 30, 2018 increased to 19,178 from the previous week’s total of 18,674. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 24,314 for the week ending July 1, 2017.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 18,394 from the previous week’s average of 17,797.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) continues to invest in its Helping Individuals Reach Employment (HiRE) network, so as to provide job-seekers a direct pathway to family-sustaining careers in the digital realm. During the month of June, 6,093 jobs were posted internally on HiRE. Over that same time period, 22,730 jobs were posted externally from HiRE.
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 62 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 and unemployment insurance claims by industry.
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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