BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 27, 2020 rose to 21,976 from the week ending June 20, 2020 total of 19,524. For a comparison, during the week ending June 29, 2019, 2,206 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 21,625 from the previous week’s average of 20,965.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending June 27, 2020 increased to 306,089 from the week ending June 20, 2020 total of 300,389. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 17,617 for the week ending June 29, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 304,480 from the previous week’s average of 303,357.
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.
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