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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 23

April 29, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 23, 2016 decreased to 2,684 from the previous week’s total of 2,791. For the comparable week a year ago, ending April 25, …

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Union Tank Car Company issues WARN

April 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Houston-based Union Tank Car Company issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) today in anticipation of a mass layoff at its Alexandria facility. The company said…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 16

April 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 16, 2016 decreased to 2,791 from the previous week’s total of 2,997. For the comparable week a year ago, ending April 18, …

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March unemployment rate rises in metro areas as labor force grows

April 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose in March to 6.1 percent as the state’s civilian labor force gained almost 27,000 people, according to federal data released tod…

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Helmerich & Payne issues notice of rig closure

April 21, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Oklahoma-based Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. announced this week the closure of H&P Rig 100 in the Gulf of Mexico due to a contract cancelation. H&P anticipates approx…

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Gulf Island LLC, Carbo Ceramics issue WARNs

April 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Two Louisiana companies that serve the oil and gas industry have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARNs). Gulf Island LLC in Houma indicated in an April 14 WARN …

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Disaster unemployment assistance applications due April 27 for 4 parishes

April 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The deadline for workers affected by recent severe storms and flooding in four parishes to apply for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) is Wednesday, April 27. Affected workers from …

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Employment, labor force rise for third straight month

April 15, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Employment in Louisiana and the size of the state’s civilian labor force surged in March for a third straight month, according to seasonally-adjusted data released today by the federal B…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending April 9

April 15, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 9, 2016 increased to 2,997 from the previous week’s total of 2,484. The week ending April 9 marked the start of a new …

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GE Drilling in Broussard issues WARN

April 12, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The GE Drilling LLC facility in Broussard, La., issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on April 11 to announce a mass layoff. The notice states that approxim…

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Disaster unemployment assistance applications due April 18 for 3 parishes

April 11, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The deadline for workers affected by recent severe storms and flooding in three parishes to apply for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) is Monday, April 18. Affected workers in All…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 2

April 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 2, 2016 decreased to 2,484 from the previous week’s total of 2,497. For the comparable week a year ago, ending April 4, 20…

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Release: Avoyelles Parish added to list of parishes eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

April 8, 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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Five more parishes eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

April 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama acted upon a request by Governor John Bel Edwards to expand the number of Louisiana parishes included in a major disaster declaration, making DUA available to busi…

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NEWS ADVISORY

April 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Revised data on Louisiana’s civilian labor force for all parishes and the state’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for January 2011 through December 2015 is now available online. T…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending March 26

April 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 26, 2016 decreased to 2,497 from the previous week’s total of 2,878. For the comparable week a year ago, ending March 28, …

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