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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Jan. 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 25, 2014, decreased to 2,220 from the previous week’s total of 2,726. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Unemployment rate improves throughout Louisiana in December

January 30, 2014

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate improved to 4.7 percent in December, having declined over the year in all eight metro areas plus all rural parishes, according to fe…

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Louisiana unemployment rate improves to 5.7 percent in December

January 28, 2014

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 percent in December, the best over the month improvement in the nation and the fourth straight month the state rate improved, according to se…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Jan. 27, 2014

January 27, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 18, 2014, decreased to 2,726 from the previous week’s total of 3,330. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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LWC weather related cancellations for week of Jan. 27-31

January 27, 2014

The following LWC-related events have been postponed or cancelled due to the winter storm threat. Check this page for the latest updates throughout the day. This website will be updated when events ar…

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Public hearing cancelled due to winter storm threat

January 27, 2014

The public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. for public comment on proposed changes to Rules 369 Waiver of Overpayment Recovery, and Rule 377, Electronic Filing of Reports, has…

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Governor announces $40 million workforce incentive program

January 21, 2014

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a funding increase for higher education including a new $40 million higher education workforce incentive that will better prepare Louisiana students for high dem…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 11, 2014, increased to 3,330 from the previous week’s total of 2,242. The over-the-week spike in initial claims can be attr…

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LWC, DCFS partnership strengthens workforce, helps employers

January 17, 2014

A new partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Department of Children and Family Services will provide job search assistance and vital training to able-bodied, working-age adults…

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LWC introduces the LAWorks Safe Award

January 16, 2014

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission recognized 13 companies with its new LAWorks Safe Award, a certification available to all employers demonstrating exemplary safety and health managemen…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Jan. 10, 2014

January 10, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 4, 2014, increased to 2,242 from the previous week’s total of 1,721. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending J…

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2014 Schedule of Unemployment Rate Press Releases

January 8, 2014

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the schedule for its 2014 unemployment rate press releases. The release of statewide unemployment rates and nonfarm industry employmen…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Jan. 3, 2014

January 3, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 28, 2013, decreased to 1,721 from the previous week’s total of 2,578. The shorter work-week due to the Christmas holidays c…

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