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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Aug. 20

August 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 20, 2016 increased to 4,984 from the previous week’s total of 2,704. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Aug. 22, 20…

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July employment data released

August 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Both the number of jobs and the number of employed individuals in Louisiana dropped in July, according to seasonally-adjusted data released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. T…

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Extended office hours to accept disaster unemployment claims

August 25, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today extended call-center office hours to accept disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) claims. LWC staff members will answer calls made…

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LWC bus tour to visit London Bridge Daycare

August 25, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today the first stop on its bus tour to flood-affected areas to assist residents and businesses in their recovery. LWC officials and el…

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Additional parishes eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

August 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama has authorized individual assistance for the parishes of Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Washington and West Feliciana,…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Aug. 13

August 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 13, 2016 decreased to 2,704 from the previous week’s total of 2,949. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Aug. 15, 20…

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Affected parishes eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

August 16, 2016

BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama officially granted a major disaster declaration request for 12 Louisiana parishes, making disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) available to businesses and reside…

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LWC office closures for Monday, August 15

August 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The LWC headquarters in Baton Rouge will be closed Monday, August 15. All essential personnel must report to work. All other employees are encouraged to report to work if able to assist …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending July 30

August 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 30, 2016 decreased to 2,712 from the previous week’s total of 2,880. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Aug. 1, 201…

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Louis Dreyfus issues WARN for Gramercy facility

August 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louis Dreyfus issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) announcing the closure of its packing facility for Imperial Sugar in Gramercy, La. The company said the Se…

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