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Date:March 8, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Mar. 2

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar 2, 2019 dropped to 1,674 from the previous week’s total of 1,784. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar 3, 2018, 1,897 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,775 from the previous week’s average of 1,872.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Mar 2, 2019 increased to 15,535 from the previous week’s total of 15,317. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 17,465 for the week ending Mar 3, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 15,297 from the previous week’s average of 15,530.

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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