The Louisiana Workforce Commission has the fourth strongest unemployment trust fund in the country and one of the lowest unemployment insurance tax rates in the country.
In July, the Louisiana Medical Treatment Schedule became the new standard by which injured workers are treated in our state. The implementation of the treatment schedule represents a significant victory for the workers and businesses of our state. Workers will no longer be faced with unreasonable delays in getting approval for medical treatment.
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $2,279,393 Labor Market Information Improvement Grant to the Louisiana Workforce Commission that will benefit both Louisiana and Mississippi in producing comprehensive labor market information on green jobs in the region.
$2.4 million collected year-to-date for unemployment insurance taxes, including $38K collected from SUTA dumpers identified by SAS technology and $700K from SUTA dumper identified by tax agents.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission is tacking Unemployment Insurance fraud through fraud round ups, which kicked off in New Orleans in April. The agency partnered with the Attorney Generalís office and we plan to have round ups statewide. To date, 47 arrests (29 in New Orleans, with 5 more pending and 18 in Baton Rouge, with 3 more pending). Total alleged fraud of more than $421,000 ($271,739 in New Orleans/$149,308 in Baton Rouge)
Since January, the Office of Workersí Compensation completed 1,840 fraud investigations and referred 21 cases to the Attorney Generalís office for prosecution. Six arrests have been made. The agency has collected $11,280 in criminal penalties and $5,680 in civil penalties.
3rd in the country: number of exiters (138,641) from Workforce Investment Act programs, from April 2009 Ė March 2010
6th in the country: literacy and numeracy gains of youth whom we serve
7th in the country: re-employment rate of veterans
11th in the country: highest earnings of dislocated workers whom we served Source: PY 2009 WIASRD Data Book: Louisiana
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This page was last updated on May 21, 2012.