Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise
BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 2 increased from the previous week's total.
The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims increased to 2,459 from the previous week's total of 2,398. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 1,814.
The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, increased to 2,494 from the previous week's total of 2,483.
Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending Jan. 2 increased to 24,659 compared to 22,682 the previous week.
The four-week moving average for such claims increased to 22,665 from the previous week's average of 221,876.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Teens recognized as state\'s top future soldiers by Governor Edwards
Coursey Blvd. gardening business vandalized, owner says more than $10,000 in damages
Man arrested accused of injuring prominent realtor in Prairieville
Baton Rouge man treated by President Trump's doctor after medical emergency
Families, veterans pay respects on Memorial Day at Port Hudson National Cemetery