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Initial unemployment claims rise in La.

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago November 07, 2014 Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 07 2014 November 07, 2014 3:33 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 1 increased to 2,178 from the previous week's total of 2,171.

For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,309 initial claims, officials said Friday.

The four-week moving average, a less volatile measure, increased to 2,212, from the previous week's average of 2,187.

Continued unemployment claims for the week ending Nov. 1 increased to 19,190 compared to 19,123 the previous week.

The four-week moving average for such claims decreased to 19,095 from the previous week's average of 19,101.

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