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La. initial jobless claims increase last week

4 years ago Friday, November 05, 2010 9:27:57 AM CDT November 05, 2010 Friday, November 05 2010 Nov 5, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

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