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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 22, 2012, decreased to 3,294 from the previous week’s total of 4,873, with declines spread throughout many industries. Ini…

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Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop for All Metro Areas

September 25, 2012

Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates improved in every Louisiana metropolitan statistical area and 63 parishes in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the private sect…

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Governor designates week for safety and health awareness

September 24, 2012

Governor Bobby Jindal proclaimed Sept. 23-29 as Safety and Health Awareness week in Louisiana and urged employers to continue efforts to keep workers safe. The proclamation helps mark the fourth an…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 15 decreased to 4,873 from the previous week total of 9,023. However, the number of initial claims remained well above pre…

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Work-related fatalities in Louisiana decline

September 24, 2012

The number of work-related fatalities in 2011 in Louisiana declined to 109, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. This …

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Louisiana ranks 7th nationally in percentage of nonfarm job growth

September 21, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s total nonfarm employment grew by 42,200 jobs over the year to a total of 1,946,700 jobs in August 2012, ranking the state seventh nationally in percentage growth, according t…

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Louisiana to receive $2.3 million in disability employment funding

September 21, 2012

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been awarded $2.3 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Labor to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for Lo…

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LWC to host another orientation for Phelps employees Saturday

September 21, 2012

DEQUINCY – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will conduct an orientation session for employees, administrative staff and guards of C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. …

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LWC's Rapid Response Team Assisting Phelps Correctional Employees

September 19, 2012

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has mobilized its Rapid Response team to assist employees at C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center, which will close in November. LWC’s Rapid Response pr…

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Louisiana Governor’s Safety and Health Conference to Assist Employers

September 14, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide information and tips on occupational safety and health in the workplace at the fourth annual Louisiana Governor's Safety and Health Conference. This …

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Three more parishes eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

September 14, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Workers and self-employed individuals in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Is…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Hurricane Isaac caused a spike in initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Sept. 8, 2012, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. Initial unemployment …

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Louisiana awarded $3.4 million grant to assist unemployed

September 7, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been awarded a National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist eligible unemployed individuals with temporary debris removal and cleanup job…

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Two more Louisiana parishes eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

September 7, 2012

Workers and self-employed individuals in Iberville and St. Mary parishes may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana Workforce Commission ann…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report September 7, 2012

September 7, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 1, 2012, decreased to 2,345 from the previous week’s total of 2,956. This is the lowest level of initial claims since the …

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Five more Louisiana parishes eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

September 6, 2012

Workers and self-employed individuals in Assumption, St Helena, St James, Terrebonne and Washington parishes may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Isaac, th…

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Feeding responsibilities shift as evacuees return home

September 5, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has worked since before Hurricane Isaac made landfall to ensure evacuees and storm-hit communities receive hot meals. The agency is now shifting its focus to support…

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St. Charles, Tangipahoa parishes now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

September 5, 2012

Workers and self-employed individuals in St. Charles and Tangipahoa parishes may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana Workforce Commission…

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Louisiana requests $3.4 million for cleanup jobs assistance

September 3, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has asked the U.S. Department of Labor for $3,358,000 to pay unemployed individuals to do cleanup work from Hurricane Isaac. The LWC’s National Emergency Grant app…

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DCFS and LWC Heads Tour Shelter

September 2, 2012

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Suzy Sonnier and Curt Eysink, Executive Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, recently toured the state-run Megashel…

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for victims of Hurricane Isaac

September 2, 2012

People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted because of the disaster in the parishes eligible for FEMA's individual disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Isaac also are eligible for Disaster…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission sends teams to help evacuees at shelters in North Louisiana

September 2, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission sent teams of unemployment insurance specialists to state evacuation shelters in Alexandria and Shreveport Sunday to help victims of Hurricane Isaac apply for disast…

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