Baton Rouge: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 29, 2012, decreased to 2,831 from the previous week's total of 3,294. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Oct. 1, 2011, figure of 3,236.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 5,005 from the previous week’s average of 4,884.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Sept. 29, 2012, decreased to 31,883 from the previous week’s total of 32,768. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Oct. 1, 2011, figure of 42,255.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 32,501 from the previous week’s average of 32,409.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website at: http://www.laworks.net/LaborMarketInfo/LMI_MainMenu.asp
The UI Weekly Claims Data webpage includes the following features: UI Weekly Claims Data by Regional Labor Market Area and by Parish, UI Weekly Claims Data by Industry for Louisiana, UI Definitions and UI Monthly Claimant Characteristics by Parish. To access these products begin on the LWC home page and select Labor Market Information. Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.