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Unemployment claims in Louisiana increased last week

Initial claims for unemployment benefits in Louisiana increased last week compared to the week before, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.

New unemployment claims, a measure of layoffs, rose to 1,713 in the week ending May 11, up from 1,360 the week before, the Labor Department said.

U.S. unemployment claims fell to 222,000 last week, a decline of 10,000 claims from 232,000 the week before on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Louisiana saw the largest percentage increase in weekly claims, with claims increasing 26.0%. New York, meanwhile, saw the largest percentage decline in new claims, with claims down 40.5%.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites nationwide, generated from data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly unemployment insurance claims report.

This article originally appeared on Monroe News-Star: Unemployment claims in Louisiana increased last week

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