Louisiana’s initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending November 20

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 20, 2021 rose to 2,001 from the week ending November 13, 2021 total of 1,682.

For a comparison, during the week ending November 21, 2020, 10,045 initial claims were filed.

The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,168 from the previous week’s average of 2,194.

The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending November 20, 2021 decreased to 20,293 from the week ending November 13, 2021 total of 21,926. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 83,338 for the week ending November 21, 2020.

The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 22,809 from the previous week’s average of 24,315.

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.

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