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December over-the-year jobless rates down in all 64 parishes

January 25, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December 2012 was down over the year in all 64 parishes, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Louisiana’s no…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Jan. 25, 2013

January 25, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 19, 2013, decreased to 3,850 from the previous week’s total of 4,483. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending …

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Seminar for farmers, ag businesses to be held in Baton Rouge

January 24, 2013

A seminar to assist farmers and agricultural service businesses understand labor law and farmworkers rights will take place Wednesday, Jan. 30. The seminar, called Farmworker Employment Rights: Hel…

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Louisiana unemployment rate hits four-year low

January 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in December to its lowest level since November 2008, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. A …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 12, 2013, increased to 4,483 from the previous week’s total of 3,253. The over-the-week increase in initial claims typicall…

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Cancellation of Northeast employer forum due to weather

January 15, 2013

The 2013 Northeast Louisiana Employer Forum planned for Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for area employers, local elected officials, higher education and state government leaders has been…

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2013 Schedule of Unemployment Rate Press Releases

January 14, 2013

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the schedule for its 2013 unemployment rate press releases. The release of statewide unemployment rates and nonfarm industry employmen…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 5, 2013, increased to 3,253 from the previous week’s total of 2,505. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending J…

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Workers needed for fabric and craft store opening in Slidell

January 9, 2013

A two-day job fair will be held for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, which is looking to hire 50 to 60 employees to fill various positions for a new location in Slidell. The store is expected to open i…

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Employment and Wages Second Quarter 2012 Now Available

January 8, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the second quarter of 2012 are now available on Louisiana’s employment homepage, www.laworks.net. This report covers employment and total wages by Nor…

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Improving Louisiana economy shortens federal supplemental benefit

January 8, 2013

Louisiana’s economy has strengthened enough to trigger the phasing out of a portion of federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation for the state’s long-term unemployed. After Saturday, Jan…

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Disability Council to hold first meeting of 2013

January 4, 2013

Employers, disability advocates and the public are invited to attend the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council meeting Jan. 24-25. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Goodwil…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 29, 2012, decreased to 2,505 from the previous week’s total of 3,495. The over-the-week decrease in initial claims can be a…

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EUC benefit recipients urged to keep up with eligibility

January 2, 2013

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission advises anyone receiving emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) to continue their three weekly work searches and to participate in required re-emplo…

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