BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 18, 2020 rose to 32,079 from the week ending July 11, 2020 total of 26,351. For a comparison, during the week ending July 20, 2019, 2,349 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 27,956 from the previous week’s average of 24,817.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending July 18, 2020 increased to 313,117 from the week ending July 11, 2020 total of 312,893. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 17,688 for the week ending July 20, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 311,314 from the previous week’s average of 308,132.
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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