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New Orleans, Houma Metro Areas Post Lowest Unemployment Rates in U.S.

April 29, 2009

The Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux area had the lowest unemployment rate among all metro areas in the country in March, and the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner corridor had the lowest unemployment rate among …

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Louisiana Nonfarm Jobs Continue to Outpace 2008 Levels, National Average

April 24, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in Louisiana increased by 4,600 from March 2008 to March 2009, bringing the total number of jobs in the state to 1,938,200, the Louisiana Workforce Commi…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

April 24, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 5,448 for the week ending April 18, 2009, when compared to the previous week’s total of 3,981. The increase was spread throughout several indust…

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LWC to Hold Orientation Sessions, Host Job Fair and Open Transition Center for Hunt Forest Products Workers

April 20, 2009

NATALBANY – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will hold orientation sessions for the nearly 200 workers who will lose their jobs on May 10 when Hunt Forest Products closes its N…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

April 20, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 3,981 for the week ending April 11, 2009 when compared to the previous week’s total of 5,910. Initial claims were above the comparable week endi…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

April 13, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 5,910 for the week ending April 4, 2009, when compared to the previous week’s total of 4,563. The largest increase in initial claims was found i…

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La. Workforce Commission to Conduct Job Search Workshop for Weyerhaeuser Workers in Dodson

April 9, 2009

DODSON – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will conduct a Job Search Strategy workshop on Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon for Weyerhaeuser - Dodson mill workers who lo…

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La. Workforce Commission to Hold Orientation Sessions for Exide Technologies Workers

April 9, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will hold orientation sessions for the approximately 130 Exide Technologies workers who will lose their jobs in the next 45 to 75…

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Third Quarter 2008 Employment and Wages Released

April 9, 2009

BATON ROUGE— The number of jobs and amount of wages in Louisiana during the third quarter of 2008 both showed strong gains over the same period in 2007, according to the “Louisiana Employment and Wage…

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UPDATED - LWC, DSS Team in Utah to Study State’s Workforce Development and Unemployment Insurance Systems

April 7, 2009

BATON ROUGE - A team of Louisiana Workforce Commission and Department of Social Services representatives is in Utah this week at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Labor to study Utah’s workforc…

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Employers Encouraged to Sign up for Statewide Collegiate Career Fair

April 6, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Employers can participate in the state’s first-ever Collegiate Career Fair, set for Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. The Louisiana Workforce Com…

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Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center Job Fair Set for April 7

April 3, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Veterans and the general public are invited to attend the 5th annual Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the Crowne Plaza/Holida…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

April 3, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 4,563 for the week ending March 28,2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,414. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending Ma…

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Houma Area Records Second Straight Month with Nation’s Lowest Unemployment Rate

April 2, 2009

HOUMA – With a February unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, Houma had the lowest rate of the nation’s 372 metropolitan statistical areas according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Houma’s Januar…

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LWC, University of La. at Lafayette Partner to Improve Occupational Forecasting, Better Match Workforce Supply and Demand

April 1, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has contracted with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Research Consortium to develop a method and the tools for providing enhanced infor…

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