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Date:October 5, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 29

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept 29, 2018 dropped to 1,802 from the previous week’s total of 1,836. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept 30, 2017, 2,138 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,853 from the previous week’s average of 1,913.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Sept 29, 2018 increased to 15,816 from the previous week’s total of 15,785 The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 19,808 for the week ending Sept 30, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 16,069 from the previous week’s average of 16,435.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Helping Individuals Reach Employment (HiRE) online system is a state of the art digital portal, where job-seekers can search through thousands of family-sustaining careers. During the month of September, 5,992 jobs were posted internally on HiRE. Over that same time period, 24,249 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.

To view unemployment insurance claims data for prior weeks, visit www.laworks.net and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.

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