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Date:April 16, 2020
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 11

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 11, 2020 dropped to 79,653 from the week ending April 4, 2020 total of 102,172. For a comparison, during the week ending April 13, 2019, 1,887 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 87,916 from the previous week’s average of 68,566.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending April 11, 2020 increased to 217,532 from the week ending April 4, 2020 total of 120,744. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 13,414 for the week ending April 13, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 102,612 from the previous week’s average of 51,725.

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 resources found at the agency’s 62 local offices statewide, opportunities discovered at job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other LWC 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.

Please click here to view initial claims by industry and by parish.

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