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Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falls for two months

November 27, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in September and October, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. In addition, the unemployment rates in all eigh…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Nov. 22, 2013

November 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 16, 2013, decreased to 2,363 from the previous week’s total of 2,707. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Louisiana’s private sector adds 36,500 jobs over the year

November 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s private sector added 36,500 jobs over the year through October, the 38th consecutive month of over-the-year job gains, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by…

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Legal seminar for employers to be held Dec. 3 in Lafayette

November 21, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La. – A seminar instructing employers on changes in employment law, including recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings affecting the workplace, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Nov. 15, 2013

November 15, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 9, 2013, increased to 2,707 from the previous week’s total of 2,309. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending N…

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National group honors Louisiana Craft Task Force for Best Practices

November 14, 2013

TUCSON, ARIZ. – Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), an industry group representing plant owners and industrial contractors in the United States and Canada, honored Louisiana’s Craft Task Force for i…

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Professional career reception to be held in Lafayette Thursday

November 13, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La. – Who’s Hiring Now!, a professional career reception hosted by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Career Services and the Lafayette Economic Develo…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Nov. 8, 2013

November 8, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 2, 2013, decreased to 2,309 from the previous week’s total of 2,374. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending N…

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Work-related injuries and illnesses lowest in more than a decade in 2012

November 8, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses in Louisiana’s private sector fell to the lowest level in more than a decade in 2012, the latest federal Bureau of Labor Statistics survey s…

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Slidell auto shop owner pleads guilty to felony in workers’ comp case

November 4, 2013

SLIDELL – Keith G. Dorr Sr., owner of Dorr’s Automotive LLC, 2770 E. Gause Blvd. in Slidell, has plead guilty to willfully failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage for his employees, some of …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Nov. 1, 2013

November 1, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 26, 2013, increased to 2,374 from the previous week’s total of 2,311. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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