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Low oil prices pinch Lafayette, Houma; unemployment rate falls over the year elsewhere in La.

December 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates declined in November from year-ago levels in most of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), according to not-seasonally-adjusted data released today by the…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Dec. 19

December 28, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 19, 2015 increased to 2,675 from the previous week’s total of 2,443. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Dec. 20, 20…

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Construction employment hits 25-year high in La. with 146,600 people at work

December 18, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Employment in the Louisiana construction industry during November reached its highest level in a quarter-century of record-keeping, according to seasonally-adjusted data from the federal…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Dec. 12

December 18, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 12, 2015 increased to 2,443 from the previous week’s total of 2,414. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Dec. 13, 20…

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Data on Louisiana employment, wages for second quarter of 2015 available

December 17, 2015

BATON ROUGE — Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the second quarter of 2015 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. These data cover employment and total w…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Dec. 5

December 11, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 5, 2015 decreased to 2,414 from the previous week’s total of 2,554. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Dec. 6, 2014…

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Unemployment rates drop over the year in most Louisiana metro areas

December 7, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates dropped from October 2014 to October 2015 in Louisiana and seven out of the state’s nine metropolitan statistical areas, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data rele…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Nov. 28

December 4, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 28, 2015 increased to 2,554 from the previous week’s total of 2,404. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 29, 20…

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