BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 1, 2020 dropped to 13,402 from the week ending July 25, 2020 total of 18,511. For a comparison, during the week ending August 3, 2019, 2,126 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 22,586 from the previous week’s average of 27,090.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending August 1, 2020 increased to 327,467 from the week ending July 25, 2020 total of 324,357. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 18,179 for the week ending August 3, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 319,459 from the previous week’s average of 315,881.
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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