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Date:January 31, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 26

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan 26, 2019 dropped to 1,759 from the previous week’s total of 2,222. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan 27, 2018, 2,468 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,097 from the previous week’s average of 2,034.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Jan 26, 2019 increased to 15,866 from the previous week’s total of 15,851. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 19,093 for the week ending Jan 27, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 15,918 from the previous week’s average of 16,010.

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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