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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 22, 2014, decreased to 2,131 from the previous week’s total of 2,232. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending…

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Louisiana unemployment rate improves to 4.5 percent in February

March 28, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate improved to 4.5 percent in February, dropping for the seventh month in a row to the lowest level since July 2008. Not seasonally adjuste…

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LWC moves employer wage reporting for unemployment online

March 26, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. – All Louisiana employers now are required to file quarterly unemployment wage and tax reports electronically with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, a change that most of Louisiana’…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Mar. 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 15, 2014, increased to 2,232 from the previous week’s total of 1,857. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending …

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Meeting to Address Demand for Skilled Workers in Northeast Louisiana

March 21, 2014

MONROE, La. – An annual forum for employers to be held March 27 in Monroe will focus on the growing need for construction workers and for expanding the education and training pipeline to meet future c…

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The Purple Cow Stores Will Hire 21 New Employees

March 18, 2014

SLIDELL, La. – The Purple Cow, a convenience store chain proudly serving the entire Slidell community, will host a hiring event on Wednesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the company’s administr…

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Record number of people employed in Louisiana in January

March 17, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana set a record in January with 1,990,531 people employed, which helped lower the unemployment rate to 4.9 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data from the federal Bureau o…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Mar. 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 8, 2014, decreased to 1,857 from the previous week’s total of 2,125. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending M…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Mar. 7, 2014

March 7, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 1, 2014, increased to 2,125 from the previous week’s total of 1,964. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending M…

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