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Date:April 12, 2019
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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Apr. 6

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr 6, 2019 drop to 1,656 from the previous week’s total of 1,666. For a comparison, during the week ending Apr 7, 2018, 2,393 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 1,651 from the previous week’s average of 1,633.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Apr 6, 2019 decreased to 13,668 from the previous week’s total of 14,283. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 15,640 for the week ending Apr 7, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 14,073 from the previous week’s average of 14,298.

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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