Major increase in unemployment claims in Louisiana in early July

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — New numbers show Louisiana with a major increase in unemployment in early July.

The U.S. Employment and Training Administration reports that 31,907 people filed for jobless benefits last week, that’s an increase of 45% or nearly 10,000 claims from the week before.

The last time Louisiana saw unemployment numbers this high was in late May, but it’s still way down from the state’s pandemic peak – 91,923 claims for the week of April 18.

As of June 27, 299,411 eligible workers in Louisiana were receiving unemployment claims.

That’s 15.8% of the state’s eligible workforce.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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