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First-time unemployment insurance claims fall

February 21, 2014, The Associated Press

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 15 decreased from the previous week’s total.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims fell to 1,993 from the previous week’s total of 2,392. There were 2,426 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, decreased to 2,148 from the previous week’s average of 2,332.

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