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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending July 21, 2012, decreased to 3,080 from the previous week’s total of 3,675. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Disability Legislation Marks Anniversary

July 26, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today the kick-off of the 2012 Work Pays Job Fairs in recognition of the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA legislation that…

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USDOL Awards LWC $2 Million Grant

July 26, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been awarded a $2 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist 450 General Motor assembly plant workers with skills training to i…

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Number of Louisianians Working and Private Sector Jobs Grows in June

July 25, 2012

BATON ROUGE – The number of people in the labor force and the number of jobs in Louisiana both showed over-the-year gains in June, according to federal figures released today. The number of nonfar…

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Private sector grows by 50,400 jobs from June 2011 to June 2012

July 20, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's private sector added 50,400 jobs from June 2011 to June 2012, the highest over-the-year growth in 22 consecutive months of private sector job gains. Louisiana’s total priv…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending July 14, 2012, decreased to 3,675 from the previous week’s total of 3,960. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending July 7, 2012, increased to 3,960 from the previous week’s total of 3,456. Initial claims were below the comparable week endi…

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Employment and Wage Data For Fourth Quarter 2011 Now Available

July 10, 2012

BATON ROUGE — Fourth Quarter data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for 2011 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. This report covers employment and total wages …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 6, 2012

July 6, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending June 30, 2012, decreased to 3,456 from the previous week’s total of 3,633. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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