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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 28, 2010

December 28, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending December 18, 2010, increased slightly to 4,262 from the previous week’s total of 4,231. Initial claims were below the …

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Quickly Implementing Federal Extended Unemployment Compensation

December 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is making the federal extension of unemployment compensation benefits fast and easy for the 4,570 claimants immediately affected by the federal l…

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Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas in State

December 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the state and all metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) decreased last month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. Louisi…

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Louisiana Nonfarm Employment at Highest Level Since April 2009

December 17, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment in November posted its highest total since April 2009, as job growth in the state marked its sixth consecutive month of over-the-year g…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending December 11, 2010, returned to their pre-Thanksgiving levels and decreased to 4,231 from the previous week’s total of 5…

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Louisiana Employment and Wages 2009 Data Released

December 13, 2010

BATON ROUGE — Annual data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for 2009 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Web site, www.laworks.net. The 2009 annual data covers employment and total wage…

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Louisiana’s Rate of Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses Stays Low in 2009

December 13, 2010

BATON ROUGE -- Non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses in Louisiana's private industry remained constant at a rate of 2.8 per 100 full-time workers in 2009, the same rate as in 2008, the Louisia…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending December 4, 2010, increased to 5,170 from the previous week’s total of 3,205. The over-the-week increase can be attrib…

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Re-employment Services and Training Available to Workers Impacted by Oil Spill

December 7, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Employment-related services and retraining are available through the Louisiana Workforce Commission for people who lost their jobs because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Partic…

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Ken York to Oversee Operations of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

December 6, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today that Ken York will oversee operations at Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS). York, who has served as the LRS assistant d…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report December 3, 2010

December 3, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending November 27, 2010, decreased to 3,205 from the previous week’s total of 4,293. The decline can be attributed to the Th…

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