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LWC hosts Memorial Day Program to honor fallen, injured workers

April 26, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), in partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will host the Workers’ Memorial Day Program, April 28 at 10 a.m., …

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Unemployment Rate and Civilian Labor Force Improve

April 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The state’s unemployment rate for March decreased to 5.7 percent. March is the fourth consecutive month with a decline in the unemployment rate. The last time the unemployment rate incre…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Apr. 15

April 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr. 15, 2017 increased to 2,602 from the previous week’s total of 2,562. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Apr. 16, 20…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Apr. 8

April 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr. 8, 2017 increased to 2,562 from the previous week’s total of 2,535. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Apr. 9, 2016…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Apr. 1

April 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr. 1, 2017 decreased to 2,535 from the previous week’s total of 2,571. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Apr. 2, 2016…

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Ruston hospital issues WARN

April 4, 2017

BATON ROUGE – New LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to announce the permanent closure of its hospi…

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