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Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease in Louisiana for week ending Sept. 12


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 12 decreased from the previous week's total.

The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,015 from the previous week's total of 2,417. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,071.

Wholesale trade had the largest over-the-week decrease with 47 fewer claims. Initial claims for mining, which includes oil and gas exploration and extraction workers, decreased from 111 to 88.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, decreased to 2,322 from the previous week's total of 2,454.

Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending Sept. 12 decreased to 24,253 compared to 24,425 the previous week.

The four-week moving average for such claims decreased to 24,920 from the previous week's average of 25,464.

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