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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 21

January 27, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 21, 2017 decreased to 2,458 from the previous week’s total of 2,877. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 23, 20…

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Unemployment rates fall or remain unchanged in all La. metro areas in December

January 27, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The unemployment rate in Louisiana dropped to 5.4 percent in December, down from 5.5 percent in November, 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 Jan. 14

January 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017 increased to 2,877 from the previous week’s total of 2,708. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 16, 20…

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Louisiana’s private sector grows in December as unemployment falls

January 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana added 2,600 private-sector jobs in December while the state’s unemployment rate declined from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent over the month, according to seasonally-adjusted data f…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 7

January 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 7, 2017 increased to 2,708 from the previous week’s total of 1,851. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 9, 2016…

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LWC celebrates AT&T donation to Jobs for America’s Graduates program

January 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Executive Director Ava Dejoie joined Governor John Bel Edwards and AT&T Louisiana President Sonia Perez to celebrate the announcement of AT&T Louisia…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Dec. 31

January 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 31, 2016 decreased to 1,851 from the previous week’s total of 2,093. The shorter work-week due to the Christmas and New Yea…

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