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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Dec. 24

December 29, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 24, 2016 decreased to 2,093 from the previous week’s total of 2,637. The shorter work-week due to the Christmas holidays co…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Dec. 17

December 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 17, 2016 decreased to 2,637 from the previous week’s total of 2,864. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Dec. 19, 20…

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Unemployment rates fall in all La. metro areas for second consecutive month

December 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The unemployment rate in Louisiana dropped to 5.5 percent in November, down from 5.9 percent in October, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statis…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission outlines plan to address Legislative Audit

December 20, 2016

BATON ROUGE – In November 2015, the previous administration made the decision to launch the vendor supported, web-based system to replace the agency’s legacy mainframe system that was originally built…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Dec. 10

December 16, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 10, 2016 decreased to 2,864 from the previous week’s total of 3,109. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Dec. 12, 20…

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More jobs, fewer unemployed Louisianians in November

December 16, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana added 600 nonfarm jobs in November while the state’s unemployment rate declined from 6.3 percent to 6.2 percent over the month, according to seasonally-adjusted data released t…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Dec. 3

December 9, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 3, 2016 increased to 3,109 from the previous week’s total of 2,029. Fewer initial claims were filed the previous week of th…

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Employment and Wages Second Quarter 2016 Available

December 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the second quarter of 2016 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 drop for week ending Nov. 26

December 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 26, 2016 decreased to 2,029 from the previous week’s total of 3,068. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 28, 20…

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