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Date:January 3, 2020
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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Dec. 28

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 28, 2019 dropped to 1,469 from the previous week’s total of 2,218. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 29, 2018, 1,509 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,091 from the previous week’s average of 2,100.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Dec. 28, 2019 decreased to 15,270 from the previous week’s total of 15,358. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 16,234 for the week ending Dec. 29, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 14,974 from the previous week’s average of 14,769.

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 resources found at the agency’s 62 local offices statewide, opportunities discovered at job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other LWC 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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