Baton Rouge: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 30, 2013, decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. The over-the-week decrease in initial claims was due to the shorter work-week for the Thanksgiving and Acadiana holidays. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Dec. 1, 2012, figure of 4,048.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,444 from the previous week’s average of 2,558.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending Nov. 30, 2013, decreased to 22,425 from the previous week’s total of 22,839. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending Dec. 1, 2012, figure of 30,723.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed increased to 22,539 from the previous week’s average of 22,536.
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.