La. initial jobless claims increase last week
BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for jobless benefits increased by 100 last week in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that for the week ending Oct. 30 there were 3,596 of the newly unemployed seeking benefits. That's up from the previous week's total of 3,496.
For the comparable week ending Oct. 31, 2009, there were 4,533 first-time claims.
The state says there were 48,599 continued weeks of benefits claimed last week, down from 48,762 the previous week. A year ago, the unemployed in Louisiana claimed 60,755 additional weeks of jobless payments.