BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 8, 2020 dropped to 11,131 from the week ending August 1, 2020 total of 13,402. For a comparison, during the week ending August 10, 2019, 2,081 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 18,781 from the previous week’s average of 22,586.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending August 8, 2020 decreased to 299,974 from the week ending August 1, 2020 total of 327,467. The continued claims were above the comparable figure of 17,513 for the week ending August 10, 2019.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 316,229 from the previous week’s average of 319,459.
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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