BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec 1, 2018 rose to 2,594 from the previous week’s total of 1,789. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec 2, 2017, 2,553 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,200 from the previous week’s average of 2,038.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Dec 1, 2018 increased to 15,715 from the previous week’s total of 14,493. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 19,604 for the week ending Dec 2, 2017.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 14,651 from the previous week’s average of 14,474.
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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