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2009 Employment Rate Press Release Schedule

December 31, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has assembled a tentative 2009 schedule of statewide, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and parish employment rates press releases. Employm…

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Occupational Injury and Illness Rates Lowest in Six Years

December 30, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses in Louisiana is at an all-time low since the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration revised its recordkeeping rules in 2002. …

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Unemployment Insurance Tax Cut to Take Effect And Maximum Weekly Benefit to Increase

December 30, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Legislation passed in the 2008 regular session that goes into effect Jan.1 would cut unemployment insurance taxes by 10 percent while increasing the maximum weekly benefit amount from $2…

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Louisiana’s November Employment Among the Strongest

December 23, 2008

BATON ROUGE – November data shows Louisiana’s unemployment rate decreased and its seasonally adjusted number of nonfarm jobs increased, indicating that Louisiana continues to buck national employment …

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LWC Annual Survey Shows Fewer Jobs Vacant

December 23, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana had 77,574 vacant jobs in the second quarter of 2008, a decrease of 17,823 jobs over the second quarter of 2007, according to survey results by the Louisiana Workforce Commissi…

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Louisiana Workforce Investment Council Holds First Meeting

December 17, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council held its inaugural meeting today, with members taking their oaths of office. Gov. Jindal appointed Eddie Rispone to serve as Council chairman.…

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