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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 16

September 22, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 16, 2017 decreased to 2,232 from the previous week’s total of 2,375. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Sept. …

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Louisiana ranked among best-performing states for Unemployment Trust Fund strength, low tax rate for businesses

September 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE – When the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) meets on Thursday to review the Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, it will find a fund ranked as one of the strongest in the nation…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 9

September 15, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 9, 2017 decreased to 2,375 from the previous week’s total of 2,915. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Sept. 1…

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Louisiana unemployment rate lowest since August 2008

September 15, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has now declined for four consecutive months according to data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). Continuing its imp…

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LWC hosts statewide youth job fairs; national retailer among top employers

September 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)’s Business and Career Solutions Centers (BCSCs) will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24. The event…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Sept. 2

September 8, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 2, 2017 increased to 2,915 from the previous week’s total of 2,360. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Sept. 3…

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Employment and Wages First Quarter 2017 Available

September 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the first quarter of 2017 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. These data cover employment and total wa…

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Louisiana banker Todd McDonald named chair of Workforce Investment Council

September 5, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is pleased to announce that Todd McDonald, Vice President and Board Member of Liberty Bank and Trust, has been appointed chair of the Louisiana W…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Aug. 26

September 1, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 26, 2017 decreased to 2,360 from the previous week’s total of 2,570. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Aug. 27…

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