Louisiana's first-time jobless claims decline

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Posted: Dec 28, 2009 11:28 AM

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to 4,954 for the week ending Dec. 19, from 6,003 for the previous week.

For the comparable week a year earlier _ the week ending Dec. 20, 2008 _ initial claims were 5,976.

The biggest drop in initial claims was seen in the Transportation Equipment industry, the commission said.