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Weekly unemployment insurance claims hold steady

4 years 3 months 1 week ago Friday, July 10 2015 Jul 10, 2015 July 10, 2015 10:37 AM July 10, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 4 remained the same from the previous week's total of 2,707.

For the comparable week a year earlier, the state department of labor said Friday there were 2,301 claims.

Construction had the largest decrease in initial claims, followed by administrative and waste services.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, decreased to 2,758 from the previous week's average of 2,924.

Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending July 4 increased to 26,604 compared to 26,298 the previous week.

The four-week moving average for such claims increased to 26,293 from the previous week's average of 25,964.

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