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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 11

November 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 11, 2017 decreased to 2,281 from the previous week’s total of 2,321. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 12…

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October’s unemployment rate at 4.8 percent, continues historic decline

November 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.8 percent. This figure is 0.3 percentage points lower than September’s rate of 5.1 percent. This is the sixth con…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Nov. 4

November 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 4, 2017 increased to 2,321 from the previous week’s total of 2,247. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 5, …

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LWC celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2017

November 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – As a proud proponent of workforce development programs and initiatives, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, November 13-19. Led by the U…

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LWC recognizes Veterans Day 2017

November 9, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will pause on November 11 to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day. The LWC proudly assists veterans across Lou…

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LWC UI Director named committee chair of national workforce association

November 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE - Renita Williams, Director of the Office of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Administration for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), has been selected by the National Association of State…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Oct. 28

November 3, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 28, 2017 decreased to 2,247 from the previous week’s total of 2,396. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 29…

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