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Unemployment rates fall in all Louisiana metro areas

November 29, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The unemployment rate in Louisiana dropped to 5.9 percent in October, down from 6.7 percent in September, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Stati…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Nov. 19

November 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 19, 2016 increased to 3,068 from the previous week’s total of 2,386. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 21, 20…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 12

November 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 12, 2016 decreased to 2,386 from the previous week’s total of 2,704. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 14, 20…

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Louisiana adds 7,300 jobs in October

November 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana added 7,300 nonfarm jobs in October while the state’s unemployment rate declined from 6.4 percent to 6.3 percent, according to seasonally-adjusted data released today by the fe…

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LWC and Ochsner Health System expand Medical Assistant Training Program

November 15, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Ochsner Health System have partnered to expand the successful Ochsner Medical Assistant Training Program to the parishes of St. John, St. Jam…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Nov. 5

November 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 5, 2016 increased to 2,704 from the previous week’s total of 2,499. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 7, 2015…

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Louisiana celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

November 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed Monday, November 14, as Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Day to celebrate more than 3,500 registered apprentices and the incr…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 29

November 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 29, 2016 increased to 2,499 from the previous week’s total of 2,442. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 31, 20…

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Louisiana ranked No. 2 nationally for worker safety in 2015

November 3, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers improved in 2015 to the best level in 14 years, according to a federal Bureau of Labor Statisti…

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