Weekly initial unemployment insurance claims up in state

BATON ROUGE (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 13 increased from the previous week's total.

The state labor department figures released Monday show 3,764 initial claims compared to 2,084 a week earlier.

The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,975 from the previous week's average of 2,763.

Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending July 13 increased to 26,467 compared to the previous week's total of 25,008.

The four-week moving average of such claims increased to 25,354 from the previous week's average of 24,859.