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Date:November 30, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 24

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov 24, 2018 dropped to 1,789 from the previous week’s total of 2,303. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov 25, 2017, 1,857 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,038 from the previous week’s average of 2,080.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Nov 24, 2018 increased to 14,493 from the previous week’s total of 14,237. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 18,465 for the week ending Nov 25, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 14,474 from the previous week’s average of 14,447.

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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