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Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise for Week Ending Jan. 11

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 11, 2020 rose to 2,521 from the previous week’s total of 1,658. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan. 12, 2019, 2,580 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 1,967 from the previous week’s average of 1,893. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending Jan. 11, 2020 decreased to 15,957 from the previous week’s total of 16,553. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 15,999 for the week ending Jan. 12, 2019.

The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 15,785 from the previous week’s average of
15,472.

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.