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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 18

June 24, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 18, 2016 decreased to 2,822 from the previous week’s total of 3,445. For the comparable week a year ago, ending June 20, 20…

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Unemployment rates fall over the year in most metro areas

June 24, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates fell over the past 12 months in seven of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in May. That’s according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal B…

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Attorney General Jeff Landry Makes Workers’ Comp Arrest

June 23, 2016

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that Corbert Rodrigue was arrested by his General Investigations Unit for Workers’ Compensation Fraud exceeding $100,000. “Insurance f…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 11

June 17, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 11, 2016 decreased to 3,445 from the previous week’s total of 3,590. For the comparable week a year ago, ending June 13, 20…

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Louisiana’s labor force rises for fifth consecutive month

June 17, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s labor force and the number of people employed in the state increased for the fifth consecutive month in May, according to seasonally-adjusted data released today by the feder…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending June 4

June 10, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 4, 2016 increased to 3,590 from the previous week’s total of 3,138. For the comparable week a year ago, ending June 6, 2015…

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Employment and wages data for fourth quarter 2015 now available

June 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the fourth quarter of 2015 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. These data cover employment and total wag…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 28

June 3, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 28, 2016 decreased to 3,138 from the previous week’s total of 3,165. For the comparable week a year ago, ending May 30, 2015…

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