La. weekly initial jobless claims down

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 7 decreased to 2,190 compared to 2,434 a week earlier.

The state’s labor department said the four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,441 from the previous week’s average of 2,573.

Continued unemployment claims for the week ending Sept. 7 decreased to 24,122 compared to the previous week’s total of 25,203. The four-week moving average of such claims decreased to 25,388 from the previous week’s average of 26,080.