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Date:March 20, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 14

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 14, 2020 rose to 2,255 from the previous week’s total of 1,698. For a comparison, during the week ending March 16, 2019, 1,661 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 1,815 from the previous week’s average of 1,686.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Mar. 14, 2020 decreased to 13,987 from the previous week’s total of 14,199. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 14,268 for the week ending March 16, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 14,529 from the previous week’s average of 14,796.

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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