Jun 4, 2010 12:08 PM by Melissa Canone
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time unemployment claims in
Louisiana rose 11.2 percent last week.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission blames the jump on a typical
seasonal pattern involving educational services, health care and
The agency says there were 5,166 initial claims for benefits for
the week ending May 29 - up from the previous week's total of
4,645. For the comparable week ending May 30, 2009, there were
5,753 first-time claims.
Last week, there were 55,207 additional weeks of benefits
claimed by those still looking for work - down slightly from the
previous week's 56,055. For the comparable week a year ago, there
were 52,411 additional weeks of benefits.