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Date:May 31, 2019
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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 25

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 25, 2019 rose to 2,742 from the previous week’s total of 2,296. For a comparison, during the week ending May 26, 2018, 3,059 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,269 from the previous week’s average of 2,091.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending May 25, 2019 increased to 13,528 from the previous week’s total of 13,389. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 15,367 for the week ending May 26, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 13,542 from the previous week’s average of 13,444.

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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