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Louisiana sets records for private employment, people employed in civilian labor force

July 25, 2014

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana set two employment records in June and almost broke a third, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. The state set a new all-time high for not seasonally adjusted…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 19, 2014, decreased to 2,543 from the previous week’s total of 2,984. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Louisiana sets all-time highs for private and nonfarm employment

July 18, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana in June set records for both private sector and total nonfarm employment, according to seasonally adjusted employment data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statist…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 12, 2014, increased to 2,984 from the previous week’s total of 2,301. The week ending July 12 marked the start of a new qua…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 5, 2014, decreased to 2,301 from the previous week’s total of 2,577. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending J…

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New Workplace Safety Office in Lafayette Offers Free Help to Small Business

July 11, 2014

LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission recently opened a new Louisiana Workplace Safety office in Lafayette to provide free assistance to help small businesses implement and maintain effective…

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Federal Legislation Strengthens, Restores Funding for Workforce Services

July 10, 2014

Federal legislation approved by Congress Wednesday reduces red tape in the nation’s workforce development system and increases funding that the Louisiana Workforce Commission can use to address statew…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 28, 2014, decreased to 2,577 from the previous week’s total of 2,604. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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More People to Receive Vocational Rehab Services in 2014-15

July 3, 2014

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide employment services to more people with disabilities in the coming year as a result of stable funding and more efficient operations. Lo…

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