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Initial Results of Louisiana’s Medical Treatment Guidelines Promising

October 31, 2011

BATON ROUGE – About $2.5 million in potential litigation costs have already been saved as a result of the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s implementation of medical treatment guidelines for workers’ c…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Oct. 28, 2011

October 28, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 22, 2011, decreased to 3,231 from the previous week’s total of 3,423. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas

October 26, 2011

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the state and all metropolitan statistical areas improved in September for the third month in a row as Louisiana recorded its lowest unadju…

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BLS Report: Louisiana Ranks Third in Job Growth Numbers

October 24, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana’s jobs gain in September ranked third in the country, according to the federal Bureaus of Labor Statistics. Louisiana added 14,100 nonfarm jobs in September, behind only Flo…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Oct. 21, 2011

October 21, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 15, 2011, decreased to 3,423 from the previous week’s total of 3,727. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Rate in More Than Two Years

October 21, 2011

BATON ROUGE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in September, the lowest rate since July 2009, the Louisiana Workforce Commission said today. A survey of Louisi…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Oct. 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 8, 2011, increased to 3,727 from the previous week’s total of 3,236. The over-the-week increase in initial claims was a…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Oct. 7, 2011

October 7, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 1, 2011, increased to 3,236 from the previous week’s total of 3,221. Initial claims were below the comparable week endi…

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Gov. Jindal Proclaims October as Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 3, 2011

BATON ROUGE – The American Community Survey shows that Louisiana is home to 427,000 working-age people with disabilities; 295,000 of these adults are not in the workforce. Recognizing the state’s need…

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