BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending February 13, 2010, decreased to 3,477 from the previous week’s total of 4,702. The largest over-the-week decrease in initial claims was in the transportation equipment industry. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending February 14, 2009, figure of 4,053.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 3,953 from the previous week’s average of 4,320.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending February 13, 2010, decreased to 62,128 from the previous week’s total of 62,670. Continued weeks claimed had an over-the-week decrease based on decreases from multiple industries that offset a temporary increase in the transportation equipment industry. Continued weeks claimed were above the comparable week ending February 14, 2009, figure of 40,067.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 63,632 from the previous week’s average of 64,783.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC’s) 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.
The UI Weekly Claims Data Web page now includes the following features: UI Weekly Claims Data by Regional Labor Market Area (RLMA) and by Parish, UI Weekly Claims Data by Industry for Louisiana, and UI Definitions (PDF). To access, begin on the LWC home page and select Labor Market Information (LMI). Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims.
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