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Civilian labor force rises for second consecutive month after year of decline

March 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s total civilian labor force rose by more than 10,000 people during February, the second consecutive over-the-month increase after 12 months of declines, according to data rele…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending March 19

March 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 19, 2016 increased to 2,878 from the previous week’s total of 2,654. For the comparable week a year ago, ending March 21, …

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More Parishes added to DUA list

March 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama has expanded the number of Louisiana parishes included in a major disaster declaration, making disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) available to more businesses …

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LWC Good Friday closures

March 24, 2016

The Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters and many local offices will be closed Friday, March 25, for Good Friday. Please call your local office before visiting. Business and Career Solutions Ce…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending March 12

March 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 12, 2016 decreased to 2,654 from the previous week’s total of 2,950. For the comparable week a year ago, ending March 14, …

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More parishes eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

March 17, 2016

BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama has expanded the number of Louisiana parishes included in a major disaster declaration, making disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) available to more businesses …

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Noranda issues updated WARN, delaying possible layoffs

March 15, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Noranda alumina plant in Gramercy, La., issued an updated Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on March 9 which extended the timeframe for possible layoffs. Nor…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending March 5

March 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 5, 2016 increased to 2,950 from the previous week’s total of 2,792. For the comparable week a year ago, ending March 7, 20…

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Second look shows oil prices hit harder on Louisiana jobs in 2015

March 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – New seasonally-adjusted federal data for 2015 show Louisiana lost more jobs than earlier estimated, in large part weighed down by the impact of low oil prices. In a separate report issu…

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LWC discontinuing paper checks for unemployment benefits

March 10, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will discontinue distributing unemployment insurance benefits by paper checks in March. The LWC has issued paper checks since October 2015 when JPM…

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Many LWC offices closing due to severe weather threats

March 10, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Due to severe weather threats, the Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters and Business Career Solution Centers in the following areas will be closed through Friday, March 11, due to…

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Louisiana employment and wages for third-quarter 2015 available

March 9, 2016

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

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Xerox State & Local Solutions Inc. issues WARN for Baton Rouge employees

March 9, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Xerox State & Local Solutions Inc. location at 7173 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge, La. issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on March 4 to announce a mass layo…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Feb. 27

March 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 27, 2016 decreased to 2,792 from the previous week’s total of 2,958. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Feb. 28, 20…

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