Baton Rouge: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 23, 2013, increased to 2,918 from the previous week's total of 2,426. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending Feb. 25, 2012, figure of 2,664.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,825 from the previous week’s average of 2,821.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Feb. 23, 2013, decreased to 28,501 from the previous week’s total of 29,100. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Feb. 25, 2012, figure of 37,827.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 29,626 from the previous week’s average of 30,433.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit Louisiana’s employment homepage at:
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 Louisiana’s employment homepage and select Labor Market Information. Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.