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Date:February 15, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Feb. 9

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb 9, 2019 dropped to 1,971 from the previous week’s total of 2,062. For a comparison, during the week ending Feb 10, 2018, 2,160 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,004 from the previous week’s average of 2,156.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Feb 9, 2019 decreased to 15,730 from the previous week’s total of 16,467. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 18,566 for the week ending Feb 10, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 15,979 from the previous week’s average of 16,046.

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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