Baton Rouge: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 7, 2013, decreased to 2,190 from the previous week's total of 2,434. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Sept. 8, 2012, figure of 9,023, when initial claims spiked after Hurricane Isaac made landfall.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,441 from the previous week’s average of 2,573.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Sept. 7, 2013, decreased to 24,122 from the previous week’s total of 25,203. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Sept. 8, 2012, figure of 31,895.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 25,388 from the previous week’s average of 26,080.
The total number of people who filed a claim for regular unemployment insurance in Louisiana, and received at least one check during the reference month, decreased to 23,838 in August 2013, down 241 from 24,079 in July 2013.
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.