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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Sept. 17

September 23, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 17, 2016 increased to 2,402 from the previous week’s total of 2,394. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Sept. 19, …

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Unemployment rates fall in all metro areas in August

September 23, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates fell over the month in all nine Louisiana metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in August, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor S…

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August employment data released

September 20, 2016

BATON ROUGE – In August, the state’s employed labor force lost 12,900 individuals while the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, unchanged from July 2016. Nonfarm employment fell by 7,800 jobs over the …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 10

September 16, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 10, 2016 decreased to 2,394 from the previous week’s total of 3,067. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Sept. 12, …

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Louisiana companies issue WARNs

September 13, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Three Louisiana employers have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARNs) announcing mass layoffs or plant closures. Bradken announced the suspension of operation…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 3

September 9, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 3, 2016 decreased to 3,067 from the previous week’s total of 4,679. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Sept. 5, 20…

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Updated office hours to accept disaster unemployment claims

September 9, 2016

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

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Employment and Wages First Quarter 2016 Available

September 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the first 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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Additional parishes eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

September 6, 2016

BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama has authorized individual assistance for the parishes of St. James and West Baton Rouge making disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) available to workers and self…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Aug. 27

September 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 27, 2016 decreased to 4,679 from the previous week’s total of 4,984. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Aug. 29, 20…

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Extension of application period for disaster unemployment assistance

September 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is extending the disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) application period to October 14, 2016 for individuals affected by the August 2016 flooding. …

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