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Date:January 10, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 4

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 4, 2020 rose to 1,658 from the previous week’s total of 1,469. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan. 5, 2019, 1,826 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 1,893 from the previous week’s average of 2,091.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Jan. 4, 2020 increased to 16,553 from the previous week’s total of 15,270. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 15,954 for the week ending Jan. 5, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 15,472 from the previous week’s average of 14,974.

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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