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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 24, 2010, decreased to 4,395 from the previous week’s total of 5,237. The largest over-the-week decrease in initi…

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Filing Extension of Federal Unemployment Benefits Goes into Effect

July 23, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Letters will be going out beginning Monday to more than 15,000 Louisianians who may be eligible for extended unemployment benefits and are not now getting them, the Louisiana Workforce C…

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June Employment Numbers Show Job Gains

July 23, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s unadjusted nonfarm employment grew by 5,600 jobs from May to June, with New Orleans leading the state’s metro areas with a gain of 1,700 jobs over the month, the Louisiana Wo…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 17, 2010, increased to 5,237 from the previous week’s total of 4,533. The largest over-the-week increase in initi…

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June Jobs Push State in Positive Growth for the Year

July 20, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment grew by 5,800 jobs from May to June, with the state recording its first over-the-year increase in jobs since December 2008, the Louisia…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 10, 2010, decreased to 4,533 from the previous week’s total of 4,750. Initial claims were below the comparable we…

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LWC, LED Pursuing Options to Keep Northrop Grumman Open and Preserve Jobs

July 14, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and Louisiana Economic Development are exploring all possible options to keep Northrop Grumman’s Avondale Shipyard open in light of yesterday’s announc…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 9, 2010

July 9, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 3, 2010, increased to 4,750 from the previous week’s total of 4,456. Initial claims were above the comparable wee…

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Employment and Wages Fourth Quarter 2009 Available

July 9, 2010

BATON ROUGE— The average quarterly employment in Louisiana increased by 16,634 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to employment and wages data now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commi…

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Power Restored Following Temporary Outage

July 8, 2010

BATON ROUGE – An interruption in electricity to the Baton Rouge offices of the Louisiana Workforce Commission temporarily shut down call center operations handling unemployment insurance claims for mo…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 2, 2010

July 2, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 26, 2010, increased slightly to 4,456 from the previous week’s total of 4,450. Initial claims were below the comp…

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