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Date:August 16, 2019
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending August 10

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 10, 2019 dropped to 2,081 from the previous week’s total of 2,126. For a comparison, during the week ending August 11, 2018, 2,111 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,145 from the previous week’s average of 2,227.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending August 10, 2019 decreased to 17,513 from the previous week’s total of 18,179. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 18,811 for the week ending August 11, 2018.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 17,780 from the previous week’s average of 17,754.

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.

To view unemployment insurance claims data for prior weeks, visit www.laworks.net and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.

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