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Date:June 29, 2018
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 23

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 23, 2018 dropped to 2,263 from the previous week’s total of 2,541. For a comparison, during the week ending June 24, 2017, 2,959 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,658 from the previous week’s average of 2,857.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 23, 2018 increased to 18,674 from the previous week’s total of 18,306. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 23,886 for the week ending June 24, 2017.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 17,797 from the previous week’s average of 16,971.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) works to provide resources and career-specific events to help individuals gain entry into the workforce and into a family-sustaining career. On Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. – noon, the LWC will host a free résumé workshop at the Bossier Parish Library. For more information, please contact Kelly Ferrier at (318) 741-7376.

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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