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Date:May 10, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 4

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 4, 2019 dropped to 2,009 from the previous week’s total of 2,030. For a comparison, during the week ending May 5, 2018, 2,065 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 1,880 from the previous week’s average of 1,792.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending May 4, 2019 increased to 13,841 from the previous week’s total of 13,136. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 15,874 for the week ending May 5, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 13,402 from the previous week’s average of 13,359.

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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