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Date:January 31, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 25

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 25, 2020 dropped to 1,878 from the previous week’s total of 2,008. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan. 26, 2019, 1,759 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,016 from the previous week’s average of 1,914.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Jan. 25, 2020 decreased to 15,500 from the previous week’s total of 16,076. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 15,866 for the week ending Jan. 26, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 16,022 from the previous week’s average of 15,964.

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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