BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 24, 2021 dropped to 3,122 from the week ending July 17, 2021 total of 5,492. For a comparison, during the week ending July 25, 2020, 18,511 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 4,349 from the previous week’s average of 4,600.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending July 24, 2021 decreased to 44,996 from the week ending July 17, 2021 total of 48,045. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 324,357 for the week ending July 25, 2020.
The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 48,061 from the previous week’s average of 49,103.
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 the UI Weekly Claims Tableau Dashboard.
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