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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending January 23, 2010, decreased to 3,816 from the previous week’s total of 4,945. Initial claims decreased in multiple industry…

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Form 1099-G Information for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Now Available Online

January 28, 2010

Claimants who received unemployment insurance benefits in 2009 will receive a Form 1099-G from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, in accordance with federal tax guidelines. All unemployment insur…

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Louisiana’s December Unemployment Rate Shows Stable Trend

January 22, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The state’s unemployment rate in December was 7.5 percent, returning to levels seen for most of the second half of 2009, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today. Louisiana’…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending January 16, 2010, decreased to 4,945 from the previous week’s total of 6,033. Initial claims decreased in various industry …

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Second Quarter 2009 Employment and Wages Released

January 19, 2010

BATON ROUGE— The number of jobs in Louisiana during the second quarter of 2009 was down by 6,616 over the first quarter of 2009, according to the “Louisiana Employment and Wages –Second Quarter 2009” …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending January 9, 2010, increased to 6,033 from the previous week’s total of 3,618. The increase in initial claims was attributed …

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La. Workforce Commission Focusing on Enhanced Customer Service, Greater Efficiency

January 14, 2010

BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Workforce Commission is focused on streamlining measures designed to enhance agency effectiveness and customer service, while improving efficiency and cost savings. “We…

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La. Workforce Commission to Hold Orientation Sessions for Accent Marketing Workers

January 8, 2010

MONROE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will begin holding orientation sessions next week for employees who will be laid off from Accent Marketing as a result of decreased in…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending January 2, 2010, increased to 3,618 from the previous week’s total of 3,568. Initial claims were above the comparable week …

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La. Workforce Commission to Meet with Accent Marketing Officials Jan. 8

January 7, 2010

MONROE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission and Accent Marketing officials will meet Jan. 8 to discuss options and services available to employees who will lose their jobs in March as a result of decr…

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New Orleans Metro Area Ties for Lowest Unemployment Rate Among Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas

January 5, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The New Orleans metro area tied for the lowest unemployment rate among the nation's largest metropolitan areas, according to a report released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statis…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending December 26, 2009, decreased to 3,568 from the previous week’s total of 4,954. The decrease in initial claims can be primar…

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