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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 30, 2009

November 30, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending November 21, 2009, increased to 5,432 from the previous week’s total of 4,623. The increases were spread throughout most ma…

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Employers Encouraged to Sign Up for Baton Rouge JobLink

November 24, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Employers looking to interact with qualified workers and increase their business’ exposure and community involvement are encouraged to sign up for a JobLink to be held on Wednesday, Dec.…

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Louisiana’s Unemployment Rate Holds at 7.4 Percent

November 24, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The state’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate remained unchanged over the month of October at 7.4 percent, almost 3 percent below the national rate of 10.2 percent and also belo…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending November 14, 2009, decreased to 4,623 from the previous week’s total of 5,488. The largest decrease in initial claims was i…

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U.S. Department of Labor Awards Louisiana, Mississippi Consortium $2.3 Million Grant to Improve Labor Market Information

November 18, 2009

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $2,279,393 Labor Market Information Improvement Grant that will benefit both Louisiana …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending November 7, 2009, increased to 5,488 from the previous week’s total of 4,533. The largest increase in initial claims was du…

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Qualified Recipients of Latest Unemployment Extension to Get Mail Notification

November 9, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will notify by mail all claimants who are eligible for the latest extension of unemployment benefits, state officials announced today. On Friday, ne…

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LWC to Open Transition Center for International Paper - Pineville Mill Workers

November 6, 2009

PINEVILLE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will open an on-site transition center to provide services for the workers who will be laid off at the end of December from the Int…

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Special Events to Help Hundreds of Job Seekers in River Parishes

November 6, 2009

Job seekers in the River Parishes will have several opportunities to assess their work skills, meet with potential employers and better their prospects for a job during November as part of a special e…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 6, 2009

November 6, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending October 31, 2009, increased to 4,533 from the previous week’s total of 4,287. The largest increases in initial claims were …

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Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension: What it Means for Louisiana

November 5, 2009

BATON ROUGE - On Thursday, Nov. 5, Congress passed legislation that funds an extension of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for qualified individuals. The new law: - Creates an Emergency Unempl…

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