BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported Friday first-time unemployment claims for the last week dropped to 2,411 from the previous week's total 3,228.
For a comparison, during the week ending Aug. 8 last year, 11,131 initial claims were filed.
The unemployment continued claims for the week ending Aug. 7 decreased to 43,992 from the previous week's total of 47,230.
The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 299,974 for the week ending Aug. 8, 2020.