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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 21

October 27, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 21, 2017 increased to 2,396 from the previous week’s total of 2,317. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 22…

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Unemployment rates decrease statewide

October 27, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates fell over the past 12 months in all nine of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in September, according to not-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau o…

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LWC rolls out new initiatives to tackle long-term delinquent unemployment taxes

October 26, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is ramping up efforts to get employers with long-term, unpaid unemployment tax bills to settle their debts, including taking any federal income t…

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Task Force Says “GAME ON” in Fight to Stop Misclassifying Workers

October 25, 2017

BATON ROUGE – It’s a hidden crime with thousands of unsuspecting accomplices, a multi-million dollar payroll, and an unfair business advantage to the bad guys. But a team of state and federal agencies…

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LWC to sponsor 4th annual Occupational Safety & Health Conference in Monroe

October 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is proud to sponsor the 4th annual North Louisiana Safety & Health Conference, November 6-7, at the Monroe Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. …

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Louisiana releases employment and wage data for 2016

October 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana employment and wages annual data for 2016 is now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. The data contain 2016 covered employment and tota…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Oct. 14

October 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 14, 2017 decreased to 2,317 from the previous week’s total of 2,409. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 15…

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LWC recognizes achievements of Nunez Community College Chancellor Tommy Warner

October 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE – This week, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) joined the local Business and Career Solutions Center and Nunez Community College (Nunez) in honoring Dr. Thomas Warner for his decade…

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Unemployment rate declines for fifth consecutive month

October 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE – September’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.1 percent. This figure is down 0.1 percentage points from August. This is the fifth consecutive month the unemployment ra…

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Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise of Week Ending Oct. 7

October 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 7, 2017 increased to 2,409 from the previous week’s total of 2,138. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 8, …

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LWC Registered Apprenticeship Division promotes inclusivity among state labor programs

October 11, 2017

BATON ROUGE – As the demand for skilled workers increases in the U.S., the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is working diligently with small business leaders and community members to expand employ…

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Statewide job fairs planned to support disability employment

October 9, 2017

BATON ROUGE – In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is sponsoring multiple hiring events throughout the state during the month of October…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 30

October 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 30, 2017 decreased to 2,138 from the previous week’s total of 2,157. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Oct. 1…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission assisting Floridians in the wake of Hurricane Irma

October 5, 2017

BATON ROUGE – As Floridians continue to recover from Hurricane Irma, employees at the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are using experience honed from Louisiana’s own disaster response to help. …

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