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Initial unemployment claims rise

2 years 5 months 6 days ago Friday, May 15 2015 May 15, 2015 May 15, 2015 10:38 AM May 15, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending May 9 increased to 2,838 from the previous week's total of 2,498.

For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,209 initial claims, officials said Friday.

The four-week moving average, a less volatile measure, decreased to 2,716 from the previous week's average of 2,772.

Continued unemployment claims for the week ending May 9 increased to 22,873 compared to 22,639 the previous week.

The four-week moving average for such claims increased to 22,642 from the previous week's average of 22,425.

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