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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sept. 30, 2011

September 30, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Sept. 24, 2011, decreased to 3,221 from the previous week’s total of 3,567. Initial claims were below the comparable week en…

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Ruling by the Executive Director in the Matter of Child Labor Enforcement - Declaration of Hazardous Occupations

September 28, 2011

STATE OF LOUISIANA LOUISIANA WORKFORCE COMMISSION IN THE MATTER OF CHILD LABOR ENFORCEMENT DECLARATION OF HAZARDOUS OCCUPATIONS RULING OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Louisiana Workforce Com…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Announces New Hours for Claim Center

September 23, 2011

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that beginning Monday, Sept. 26, its Unemployment Insurance Claim Center will take calls on weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The change in…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sept. 23, 2011

September 23, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Sept. 17, 2011, increased to 3,567 from the previous week’s total of 3,256. Initial claims were below the comparable week en…

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Unemployment Rates Improve in State, All Metro Areas for Second Straight Month

September 21, 2011

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

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State’s Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level for the Year; Private Sector Continues Job Gains

September 16, 2011

BATON ROUGE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell sharply to 7.2 percent in August from the July rate of 7.6 percent, and private sector employers added 40,000 jobs over the year, …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sept. 16, 2011

September 16, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Sept. 10, 2011, decreased to 3,256 from the previous week’s total of 3,878. Initial claims were below the comparable week en…

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Statement by LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink on Inaccurate Representation of Unemployment Overpayments by Federal Government

September 15, 2011

The White House and U.S. Department of Labor have inaccurately characterized improper unemployment payments by Louisiana as “waste, fraud and abuse.” The numbers being reported by USDOL for Louisiana…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Cuts Unemployment Payment Errors in Half

September 14, 2011

System upgrades, a crackdown on fraud and other improvements have resulted in Louisiana cutting its unemployment insurance improper payment rate in half since 2010, the Louisiana Workforce Commission …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sept. 9, 2011

September 9, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Sept. 3, 2011, increased to 3,878 from the previous week’s total of 3,648. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Notice of Public Hearing Concerning the Occupation of Outside Helper on a Motor Vehicle

September 2, 2011

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office of Workforce Development on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, 5:30 P.M., at 1001 North 23rd Street, …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sept. 2, 2011

September 2, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Aug. 27, 2011, decreased for the third straight week to 3,648. The previous week’s total was 3,733. Initial claims were belo…

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Job Fair for Skilled Craft Workers Set for Sept. 16 in New Iberia

September 1, 2011

NEW IBERIA – A job fair will be held Friday, Sept. 16, in New Iberia to recruit skilled craft workers for Bollinger Marine Fabricators (BMF), a new construction division of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. l…

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