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

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 29

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 29, 2019 dropped to 2,206 from the previous week’s total of 2,238. For a comparison, during the week ending June 30, 2018, 2,120 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,409 from the previous week’s average of 2,557.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 29, 2019 increased to 17,617 from the previous week’s total of 16,630. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 19,178 for the week ending June 30, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 16,497 from the previous week’s average of 15,779.

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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