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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 18

March 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 18, 2017 increased to 2,587 from the previous week’s total of 2,478. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Mar. 19, 20…

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LWC to sponsor job fair with Urban League of Louisiana

March 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is proud to partner with the Urban League of Louisiana to host the Terrebonne-Lafourche Parish Job Fair. On Thursday, March 23, 2017, more than 40 indu…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 11

March 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 11, 2017 increased to 2,478 from the previous week’s total of 2,066. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Mar. 12, 20…

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2017 over-the-month industry gains move Louisiana in right direction

March 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) data for January 2017 released today shows Louisiana’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.9% from December’s rate of 6.0%. The unemplo…

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2017 over-the-month industry gains move Louisiana in right direction

March 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) data for January 2017 released today shows Louisiana’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.9% from December’s rate of 6.0%. The unemplo…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Mar. 4

March 10, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 4, 2017 decreased to 2,066 from the previous week’s total of 2,273. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Mar. 5, 2016…

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching for Workers Affected by Severe Storms in Louisiana Parishes

March 9, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reminds individuals impacted by severe storms in Louisiana parishes that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is approachin…

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Employment and Wages Third Quarter 2016 Available

March 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the third quarter of 2016 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. These data cover employment and total wa…

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Three leadership posts appointed at Louisiana Workforce Commission

March 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Executive Director Ava Dejoie, announced the appointments of Kenneth Burrell as Deputy Executive Director, Shannon Joseph as the new Director of Work…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Feb. 25

March 3, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 25, 2017 increased to 2,273 from the previous week’s total of 2,131. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Feb. 27, 20…

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