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2014 Schedule of unemployment rate press releases updated

April 21, 2014

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission has updated the schedule for its 2014 unemployment rate press releases. The release of statewide unemployment rates and nonfarm industry employment da…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 12, 2014, increased to 2,461 from the previous week’s total of 2,101. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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Civilian labor force employment sets state record in March

April 18, 2014

BATON ROUGE – The number of people employed in Louisiana’s civilian labor force set a record in March and exceeded 2 million for the first time ever, according to seasonally adjusted data released tod…

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Lake Charles Job Fair to Prepare Youths for High-Demand Careers

April 11, 2014

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Preparing youths for high-demand careers in the area’s fast-growing industrial construction industry is the focus of this year’s annual Youth Summit and Job Fair hosted by the Calc…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 5, 2014, increased to 2,101 from the previous week’s total of 1,985. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Historic Downtown Covington Hotel Seeks 27 New Employees

April 10, 2014

COVINGTON, La. — Covington’s historic Southern Hotel will host a job fair Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greater Covington Center’s Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N. Je…

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Third Quarter 2013 Employment and Wages Now Available

April 10, 2014

BATON ROUGE —Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the third quarter of 2013 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. This report covers employment and total w…

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43 Employers Seeking to Fill 1,000 Jobs at New Orleans Job Fair

April 4, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Forty-three employers hiring for more than 1,000 positions at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Ernest N. Morial …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 29, 2014, decreased to 1,985 from the previous week’s total of 2,131. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending…

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Disability Council to Meet in Baton Rouge Thursday and Friday

April 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Rehabilitation Council will hold its quarterly meeting April 3-4 in Baton Rouge and continue its work matching workers with disabilities with high-demand job opportuni…

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