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Date:November 20, 2020
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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending November 14

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 14, 2020 rose to 43,618 from the week ending November 7, 2020 total of 10,045. For a comparison, during the week ending November 16, 2019, 2,102 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 18,006 from the previous week’s average of 10,362.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending November 14, 2020 decreased to 91,023 from the week ending November 7, 2020 total of 98,935. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,675 for the week ending November 16, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 108,422 from the previous week’s average of 122,321.

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.

Please click here to view the UI Weekly Claims Tableau Dashboard.

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