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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Dec. 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Dec. 24, 2011, decreased to 3,270 from the previous week’s total of 3,966. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Dec. 22, 2011

December 22, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Dec. 17, 2011, decreased to 3,966 from the previous week’s total of 4,103. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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UPDATED - Employers Continue to Add Jobs

December 22, 2011

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana added 3,400 nonfarm jobs from October to November and 46,700 over the year, according to seasonally adjusted data announced today by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The…

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LWC Announces Mid-Year Budget Reductions

December 16, 2011

The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today that it is reducing $393,396 from its 2011-12 budget as part of the state’s mid-year budget reduction. The total represents less than one percent of …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Dec. 16, 2011

December 16, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Dec. 10, 2011, decreased to 4,103 from the previous week’s total of 4,789. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Dec. 9, 2011

December 9, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Dec. 3, 2011, increased to 4,789 from the previous week’s total of 3,014. Initial claims were below the comparable week endi…

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Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference Set for 2012

December 8, 2011

The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the nonprofit group International Workers' Compensation Foundation will present the second annual Louisiana Workers' Compensation Educational Conference Jan. 23-…

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New Look for the Louisiana Virtual OneStop®

December 7, 2011

The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced the Louisiana Virtual OneStop, commonly referred to as LAVOS, will get a redesign on Monday, Dec. 12. Visitors will notice a site under construction…

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Job Fair for Skilled Craft Workers Set for Dec. 15

December 5, 2011

A job fair will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, in Tallulah to recruit skilled craft workers for Bollinger Marine Fabricators (BMF), a new construction division of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. located in Amel…

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Statewide Crackdown on Unemployment Fraud Nets 6 More Arrests

December 2, 2011

Six people connected to a suspected fraud ring in Webster Parish are the latest people arrested in the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s statewide crackdown on unemployment insurance fraud. The six …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Dec. 2, 2011

December 2, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Nov. 26, 2011, decreased to 3,014 from the previous week’s total of 4,558. The decline can be attributed to the Thanksgiving…

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