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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Oct. 22

October 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 22, 2016 decreased to 2,442 from the previous week’s total of 2,674. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 24, 20…

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Louisiana’s unemployment rate unchanged in September

October 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent in September according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not-seasonally-adjus…

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LWC to assist in “Red Stick Retail Shop”

October 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is assisting the combined efforts of State Representative Edward “Ted” James, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans (ULGNO) and K.I.D.S./Fashio…

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LWC awarded 1.5 million grant to increase state apprenticeships

October 25, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has been awarded a $1,550,000 million grant by the U.S Department of Labor (USDOL) for the Expanding Opportunities Today to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 15

October 21, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 15, 2016 increased to 2,674 from the previous week’s total of 2,558. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 17, 20…

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September employment data released

October 21, 2016

BATON ROUGE – In September, the state’s civilian labor force lost 6,822 individuals while the unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, up slightly from 6.3 percent in August 2016. Nonfarm employment fell by…

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LWC partners with NOPD at NOLA Night Out Against Crime

October 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is partnering with the New Orleans Police Department this evening at the New Orleans Night Out Against Crime to assist citizens with finding employme…

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Aramark Healthcare Services issues WARN in Lafayette

October 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Aramark Healthcare Services, LLC issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) announcing a layoff of employees stationed at Lafayette Medical Center. Lafayette Medic…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 8

October 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 8, 2016 increased to 2,558 from the previous week’s total of 2,379. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 10, 201…

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LWC to sponsor job fairs for job-seekers with disabilities

October 11, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is proud to sponsor Diversity Works Job Fairs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport during the month of October, which is National Disability Empl…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Oct. 1

October 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 1, 2016 decreased to 2,379 from the previous week’s total of 2,443. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 3, 2015…

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