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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 21

May 27, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 21, 2016 increased to 3,165 from the previous week’s total of 2,969. For the comparable week a year ago, ending May 23, 2015…

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Unemployment rates fall in all metro areas

May 27, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates fell in all nine of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in April, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 14

May 20, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 14, 2016 increased to 2,969 from the previous week’s total of 2,825. For the comparable week a year ago, ending May 16, 2015…

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Louisiana’s labor force rises for fourth consecutive month

May 20, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s labor force and the number of people employed in the state increased for the fourth consecutive month in April, according to seasonally-adjusted data released today by the fe…

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Danos issues WARN for Morgan City facility

May 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Danos and Curole Marine Contractors’ Fabrication Division issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) in anticipation of a mass layoff at its Morgan City facility. …

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LWC and DHH statement on the passage of HCR 113 by Rep. LaBas

May 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Ava Dejoie, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, and Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, released the following statement today on …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 7

May 13, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 7, 2016 increased to 2,825 from the previous week’s total of 2,563. For the comparable week a year ago, ending May 9, 2015, …

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Louisiana employers issue WARNs

May 11, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Four Louisiana employers recently issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARNs) for the Hexion Inc. facility in Norco, La., two Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas divisions in Ne…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 30

May 6, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 30, 2016 decreased to 2,563 from the previous week’s total of 2,684. For the comparable week a year ago, ending May 2, 201…

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Disaster unemployment assistance deadlines approach for 6 parishes

May 3, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The deadline for workers affected by recent severe storms and flooding in Catahoula, East Carroll, Franklin, Lincoln and St. Helena parishes to apply for disaster unemployment assistance…

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