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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 21, 2014, decreased to 2,604 from the previous week’s total of 2,691. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate improves over the year

June 27, 2014

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May improved over the year in all eight metro areas and all but one parish, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. …

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LWC Wins $6.1 Million Federal Grant to Train Louisiana Workers

June 26, 2014

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has won a $6.175 million federal grant to train workers in high-demand occupations and help employers in 36 parishes across South Louisiana offset the …

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Louisiana sets records in May for private and nonfarm employment

June 20, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana set all-time highs in May for private employment and for total nonfarm employment, according to seasonally adjusted employment data released today by the federal Bureau of Labo…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 14, 2014, decreased to 2,691 from the previous week’s total of 3,292. The over-the-week decrease in initial claims follows …

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Fourth Quarter 2013 Employment, Wages Available

June 19, 2014

BATON ROUGE —Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for Fourth Quarter 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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Employer Seminar in Lafayette to Highlight Workforce Programs

June 17, 2014

LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is co-sponsoring a half-day seminar Wednesday, June 18 to highlight a range of workforce programs designed to assist employers. The seminar will be he…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 7, 2014, increased to 3,292 from the previous week’s total of 2,976. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending J…

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New occupational forecasts predict robust growth through 2022

June 10, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Two occupational forecasts adopted today by the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council paint a brightening picture of Louisiana short-term employment and through 2022, and they indicate …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 31, 2014, decreased to 2,976 from the previous week’s total of 2,985. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending J…

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