July 7, 2015 01:35 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 27 decreased from the previous week's total.

The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,707 from the previous week's total of 2,731. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,577.

Educational services had the largest decrease in initial claims, followed by accommodation and food services.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, decreased to 2,924 from the previous week's total of 3,072.

Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending June 27 decreased to 26,298 compared to 26,412 the previous week.

The four-week moving average for such claims decreased to 25,964 from the previous week's average of 25,316.

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