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Date:October 26, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 20

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct 20, 2018 rose to 1,989 from the previous week’s total of 1,893. For a comparison, during the week ending Oct 21, 2017, 2,396 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 1,912 from the previous week’s average of 1,874.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Oct 20, 2018 decreased to 14,621 from the previous week’s total of 14,812. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 18,261 for the week ending Oct 21, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 15,080 from the previous week’s average of 15,371.

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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