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Date:October 12, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 6

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct 6, 2018 rose to 1,964 from the previous week’s total of 1,802. For a comparison, during the week ending Oct 7, 2017, 2,409 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 1,909 from the previous week’s average of 1,853.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Oct 6, 2018 decreased to 15,070 from the previous week’s total of 15,816 The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 18,607 for the week ending Oct 7, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 15,701 from the previous week’s average of 16,069.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will help host the 2018 Northshore Fall Fest Job Fair on Tuesday, October 16 from 2-6 p.m. at the Castine Center in Mandeville, La. This event is free to both job-seekers and employers, and all are welcome to attend.

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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