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Date:October 19, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Oct. 13

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct 13, 2018 dropped to 1,893 from the previous week’s total of 1,964. For a comparison, during the week ending Oct 14, 2017, 2,317 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,874 from the previous week’s average of 1,909.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Oct 13, 2018 decreased to 14,812 from the previous week’s total of 15,070. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 18,450 for the week ending Oct 14, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 15,371 from the previous week’s average of 15,701.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is committed to helping the residents of Louisiana who need a second chance to get their lives moving in the right direction. An ex-offender stepped into the Lake Charles American Job Center (AJC) wanting to do better for herself. With the assistance of determined AJC staff and a variety of funding they were able to provide, she found a new path in life as a CDL truck driver. She thanks the AJC staff that assisted in helping her get back on track in her new career.

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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