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Louisiana work-related fatalities 2014 data released

September 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE – 120 Louisiana workers died on the job in 2014, according to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Industries reporti…

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Unemployment rates decrease in all Louisiana metro areas for second consecutive month

September 29, 2015

BATON ROUGE — Unemployment rates declined in all nine Louisiana metro areas in August for the second month in a row, according to not seasonally adjusted data released today by the federal Bureau of L…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Sept. 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 19, 2015 increased to 2,307 from the previous week’s total of 2,015. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,…

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Unemployment Trust Fund projection adopted;

September 25, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The state Revenue Estimating Conference on Friday adopted a 2016 financial projection for the Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund that shows modest growth over the next year. …

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Important changes coming to unemployment benefits delivery options

September 24, 2015

JPMorgan Chase is ending its debit card service for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits. On Sunday, September 27, people filing their initial unemployment insurance applications will n…

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Louisiana adds jobs in August

September 18, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s nonfarm employment rose to an August monthly record while the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.0 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the feder…

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Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sep. 18, 2015

September 18, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 12, 2015 decreased to 2,015 from the previous week’s total of 2,417. Initial claims were below the comparable figure of 2,…

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Employment and wages available for first quarter of 2015

September 17, 2015

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

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Clarification on CPEX Report

September 15, 2015

Yesterday, the Center for Planning Excellence cited research that claimed the Louisiana Workforce Commission failed to spend $20 million in Workforce Investment Act funding. WIA funding is allocat…

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Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sep. 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 5, 2015 decreased to 2,417 from the previous week’s total of 2,442. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 1,9…

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Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Sep. 4, 2015

September 4, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 29, 2015 increased to 2,442 from the previous week’s total of 2,414. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,2…

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Unemployment Rates Decrease in All Louisiana Metro Areas

September 1, 2015

BATON ROUGE — Unemployment rates declined in all nine Louisiana metro areas in July, according to not seasonally adjusted data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Louisiana add…

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