- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending May 28 decreased from the previous week’s total.

The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims fell to 3,138 from the previous week’s total of 3,165. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 3,299.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, increased to 3,024 from the previous week’s total of 2,881.

Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending May 28 decreased to 23,365 compared to 23,394 in the previous week.

The four-week moving average for such claims increased to 23,045 from the previous week’s average of 22,917.


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