BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending September 12, 2009, decreased to 4,280 from the previous week’s total of 5,302. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending September 13, 2008, figure of 18,409, because the 2008 data reflected initial unemployment claims filed after Hurricane Gustav.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 4,588 from the previous week’s average of 4,641.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending September 12, 2009, decreased to 59,558 from the previous week’s total of 61,400. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable week ending September 13, 2008, figure of 15,965.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 61,524 from the previous week’s average of 62,714.
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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