Initial unemployment claims filed in Louisiana last week decreased to 2,860 from the previous week’s 2,887 and a year-ago level of 3,097.
The state labor department said the four-week moving average, a less volatile measure of unemployment trends, increased to 2,773 from the previous week’s 2,765.
Continued unemployment claims for the week ending March 9 decreased to 27,583 from the previous week’s 28,217, but were below the year-ago level of 36,518. The four-week moving average of continued claims decreased to 28,350 from the previous week’s 28,900.
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