First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 25 increased to 2,966 from the previous week’s total of 2,822..

For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,027, the state labor department said.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, decreased to 3,206 from the previous week’s average of 3,249.

Continued unemployment claims for the week ending June 25 increased to 26,939 compared to 28,898 the previous week. The four-week moving average increased to 25,917 from the previous week’s average of 25,023.