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LWC Reduces Spending by $137,514 as Part of Mid-Year Budget Reduction

December 30, 2009

BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is cutting $137,514 from its 2009-2010 budget as part of the mid-year, across-the-board 7.56 percent budget reduction to all state agencies. …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending December 19, 2009, decreased to 4,954 from the previous week’s total of 6,003. The largest decrease in initial claims was i…

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La. Workforce Commission Sends Letter to EPA on Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

December 22, 2009

The below letter was sent today from LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson: December 22, 2009 Ms. Lisa Jackson, Administrator United S…

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Unemployment Rate Drops in Every Parish and MSA Across Louisiana

December 22, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The unemployment rate decreased in November in every parish and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Louisiana, contributing to a drop in the state’s overall not seasonally adjusted un…

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Louisiana’s November Unemployment Rate Among Best in Nation and the South

December 18, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2009 of 6.7 percent was the second lowest in the Southern region behind Virginia, which had a rate of 6.6 percent, and tied…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 18, 2009

December 18, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending December 12, 2009, increased to 6,003 from the previous week’s total of 4,880. The largest increase in initial claims was i…

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Louisiana’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.7 Percent

December 17, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s unemployment rate for November 2009 fell to 6.7 percent, down from the October 2009 revised rate of 7.4 percent according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The unemploy…

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2010 Employment Rate Press Release Schedule

December 14, 2009

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has assembled a tentative 2010 schedule of statewide, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and parish employment rates press releases. Employm…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending December 5, 2009, increased to 4,880 from the previous week’s total of 4,415. The increases were spread throughout most maj…

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La. Workforce Commission to Meet with Trane Officials Dec. 18

December 10, 2009

SPRINGHILL – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and Trane company officials will meet Dec. 18 to discuss options and services available to employees who will be affected when the Springhill Trane plan…

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2008 Louisiana Employment and Wages Report Released

December 7, 2009

BATON ROUGE— The “Louisiana Employment and Wages – Annual Report 2008” is now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Web site, http://www.LAWORKS.net. The report contains 2008 covered employment and total …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 4, 2009

December 4, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending November 28, 2009, decreased to 4,415 from the previous week’s total of 5,432. The decrease in initial claims can be primar…

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