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Employment and wages for 2012 now available

October 30, 2013

BATON ROUGE— Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for 2012 is now available on Louisiana’s employment homepage, www.laworks.net. This report covers 2012 employment and total wages by North American Industr…

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LWC adds workers’ compensation web tool for medical providers

October 29, 2013

CORRECTED: This update provides the correct web link for medical providers in the 6th paragraph. An earlier version included a link that did not work for all users. BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Work…

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National group: cut Louisiana workers’ compensation rates 5.1 percent

October 29, 2013

BATON ROUGE – The National Council on Compensation Insurance has filed documents with the Louisiana Department of Insurance recommending cuts that would result in an average overall 5.1 percent reduct…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 25, 2013

October 25, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 19, 2013, decreased to 2,311 from the previous week’s total of 2,513. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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LWC updates schedule for unemployment rate press releases

October 23, 2013

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission has updated the schedule of unemployment rate press releases. Because of the federal government shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will combine …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 12, 2013, increased to 2,513 from the previous week’s total of 2,456. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 11, 2013

October 11, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 5, 2013, increased to 2,456 from the previous week’s total of 2,307. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending O…

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Baton Rouge job fair connects employers with veterans, job seekers

October 9, 2013

BATON ROUGE – For the tenth year in a row, the Louisiana Workforce Commission will co-host its bi-annual job fair to connect military veterans and other job seekers with area employers on Tuesday, Oct…

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AT&T holds Baton Rouge recruiting event, seeks to hire 31 wire technicians

October 8, 2013

BATON ROUGE – AT&T will host a recruiting event Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Business and Career Solutions Center, 1991 Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge, as it sees to fill …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 28, 2013, decreased to 2,307 from the previous week’s total of 2,494. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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Employers encourged to file quarterly wage, tax reports online

October 1, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Starting today, the Louisiana Workforce Commission is extending customer service hours on designated days to encourage employers who’ve not yet made the switch to start filing quarterly …

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