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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Sept. 27, 2013

September 27, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 21, 2013, decreased to 2,494 from the previous week’s total of 2,663. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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Employment and Wages Available for First Quarter of 2013

September 26, 2013

BATON ROUGE — First Quarter data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for 2013 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www,laworks.net. This report covers employment and total wages b…

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LWC employees to receive first merit increases since FY 2009-10

September 26, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission employees who qualify will receive 4 percent merit pay raises effective Oct. 1, the agency announced today. LWC’s staff has not received merit raises si…

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Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unchanged in August

September 26, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in August at 7.1 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The nation’s not seasonally a…

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Louisiana sets employment records in August

September 20, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana set all-time highs in August for total nonfarm employment and for private sector employment, according to federal Bureau of Labor Statistics seasonally adjusted data released t…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Sept. 20, 2013

September 20, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 14, 2013, increased to 2,663 from the previous week’s total of 2,190. The over-the-week increase in initial claims is due …

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2012 work-related fatalities decline in Louisiana

September 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE –The number of work-related fatalities in 2012 in Louisiana declined to 106, according to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. …

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Safety Task Force to meet Sept. 18

September 16, 2013

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Workplace Safety Task Force will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Baton Rouge, to discuss and consider various workplace safety issues and initiatives. …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Sept. 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 7, 2013, decreased to 2,190 from the previous week’s total of 2,434. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Hiring event set for Sept. 10 in Monroe

September 6, 2013

MONROE – WPS Industries Group is seeking to fill 15 fabrication jobs at a hiring event Tuesday, Sept. 10. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ouachita Business and Career Solutions Center, 11…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Sept. 6, 2013

September 6, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 31, 2013, decreased to 2,434 from the previous week’s total of 2,505. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending …

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