Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending July 25, 2009, increased to 5,033 from the previous week’s total of 4,879. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending July 26, 2008, figure of 3,765.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 4,859 from the previous week’s average of 4,765.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending July 25, 2009, increased to 64,151 from the previous week’s total of 62,387. The largest increase in continued claims was in the Transportation Equipment industry. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable week ending July 26, 2008, figure of 30,547.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 61,841 from the previous week’s average of 60,679.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants visit our Web site at http://www.LAWORKS.net and select Labor Market Information. Then select LOIS (Louisiana Occupational Information System), and under Demographics and Statistics select Unemployment Insurance Claimants.
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