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Date:June 15, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 9

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 9, 2018 dropped to 2,883 from the previous week’s total of 2,946. For a comparison, during the week ending June 10, 2017, 2,903 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,810 from the previous week’s average of 2,596.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 9, 2018 increased to 17,417 from the previous week’s total of 16,792. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 23,109 for the week ending June 10, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 16,209 from the previous week’s average of 15,640.

Meeting the needs of job seekers across the state is a top priority of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. This is achieved, in part, through workforce development initiatives designed to pair qualified individuals to available opportunities. On June 14, the East Jefferson American Job Center will host a hiring event for substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Metairie.

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 agency’s 62 local offices statewide, job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other services.

Updates to the LWC’s unemployment information processing system are still being implemented. As a result, the following data are not currently available: the break-out of interstate claims, Louisiana unemployment insurance claimants' parish of residence and unemployment insurance claims by industry.

For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit and select Labor Market Information.

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Weekly Claims Data webpage includes the following: UI Weekly Claims Data by Regional Labor Market Area and by Parish, UI Weekly Claims Data by Industry for Louisiana, UI Definition and UI Monthly Claimant Characteristics by Parish. To access these products, select Labor Market Information at, scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section, and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.

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