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Important Information for Unemployed Due to Oil Spill

April 30, 2010

At the present time, federally funded Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has NOT been authorized by the federal government in connection with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Regular unemp…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Taking Applications in New Orleans Region

April 30, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will begin taking applications tomorrow for Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International, which is hiring 500 people for clean up rel…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending April 24, 2010, increased to 4,982 from the previous week’s total of 3,989. Initial claims increased over the week due…

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New Orleans Leads Nation’s Largest Metro Areas in Lowest Unemployment Rate

April 29, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The New Orleans metro area had the lowest unemployment rate among the nation's largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the second consecutive month, with Houma ranked No. 1 amo…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending April 17, 2010, decreased to 3,989 from the previous week’s total of 4,661. Initial claims were below the comparable w…

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Third Quarter 2009 Employment and Wages Available

April 22, 2010

BATON ROUGE— Information on Louisiana employment and wages for the third quarter of 2009 is now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission Web site, http://www.laworks.net. The average quarterly employment for L…

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Update: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Benefits

April 22, 2010

An extension of the filing period for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits is now in effect. No new benefits are provided by this recent legislation. Currently, unemployed claimants…

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Unemployment Rates Drop Across the State for Second Consecutive Month

April 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates dropped in every parish and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) of the state in March for the second straight month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) reported …

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Tri-Parish Youth Job Fair Set for April 27

April 20, 2010

DERIDDER – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Youth Council of Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) 50 will hold a youth job fair on Tuesday, April 27, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Beauregard…

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U.S. Department of Labor Awards LWC $1 Million Grant for Re-employment Efforts

April 19, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1,012,400 grant to implement a re-employment and eligibility assessment (REA) in…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Issues Ruling

April 16, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has issued a ruling in a case initiated by the filing of a complaint by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teach…

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March Numbers Rank LA Eighth in Nation for Lowest Unemployment Rate

April 16, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2010 improved to 6.9 percent from the February revised rate of 7.3 percent as key labor force indicators continued the positiv…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 16, 2010

April 16, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending April 10, 2010, increased to 4,661 from the previous week’s total of 3,689. The increase in initial claims was attribu…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 9, 2010

April 9, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending April 3, 2010, decreased to 3,689 from the previous week’s total of 4,120. Initial claims were below the comparable week en…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending March 27, 2010, increased to 4,120 from the previous week’s total of 3,797. Initial claims were below the comparable week e…

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