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Date:March 22, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 16

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar 16, 2019 rose to 1,661 from the previous week’s total of 1,584. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar 17, 2018, 1,805 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,676 from the previous week’s average of 1,679.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Mar 16, 2019 decreased to 14,268 from the previous week’s total of 14,565. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 16,017 for the week ending Mar 17, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 14,921 from the previous week’s average of 15,006.

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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