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Date:January 11, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 5

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan 5, 2019 rose to 1,826 from the previous week’s total of 1,509. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan 6, 2018, 2,221 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,987 from the previous week’s average of 2,125.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Jan 5, 2019 decreased to 15,954 from the previous week’s total of 16,234. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 19,560 for the week ending Jan 6, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 16,069 from the previous week’s average of 15,933.

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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