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JOBWATCH: Louisiana unemployment claims fall

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Source : Shreveport Times.com

Written By:

Adam Duvernay

aduvernay@shreveporttimes.com

 

Louisiana unemployment claims for the week ending Feb. 18 fell again following a pattern consistent since mid-January.

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 3,007 from the previous week’s total of 3,143.

The week ending Feb. 19, 2011, saw 3,167 initial claims filed that week, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The four-week moving average of initial claims, a less volatile measure of claims, decreased to 3,205 from the previous week’s average of 3,289 claims.

Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed decreased to 39,009 from the previous week’s total of 40,007, according to the commission.

The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 40,540 from the previous week’s average of 41,591.

In the week ending Feb. 18, the U.S. Department of Labor reported nationwide initial unemployment claims were 351,000, unchanged from the previous week’s revised figure.

The four-week moving average was 359,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 366,000.

 

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Written by demon53

February 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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