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2018 schedule of employment data, unemployment rates press releases

December 29, 2017

BATON ROUGE —The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the schedule for its 2018 monthly press releases of employment and unemployment data. The release of statewide nonfarm industry employm…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Dec. 23

December 29, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 23, 2017 fell to 2,511 from the previous week’s total of 2,551. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 24, 2016,…

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Ochsner Health System and LWC develop Licensed Practical Nurses Registered Apprenticeship Program

December 27, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Ochsner Health System’s Workforce Development Department, in partnership with the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), has developed a new apprenticeship program designed to prepare ind…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Dec. 16

December 22, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 16, 2017 rose to 2,551 from the previous week’s total of 2,145. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 17, 2016,…

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Unemployment rate declines for seventh consecutive month

December 22, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.7 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has now decreased for seven consecutive months. This is the…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Dec. 9

December 15, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 9, 2017 decreased to 2,145 from the previous week’s total of 2,553. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Dec. 10,…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Dec. 2

December 11, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 2, 2017 increased to 2,553 from the previous week’s total of 1,857. The shortened prior work-week due to the Thanksgivi…

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New workforce training program offers pathway to electric utility careers

December 11, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Beginning in January, job seekers in South Louisiana can take advantage of a new program designed to usher participants into electrical line maintenance careers in six months or less. …

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Medical Assistant training available through free Ochsner program in Jefferson Parish

December 5, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Ochsner Health System have partnered to expand the successful Ochsner Medical Assistant Training Program and will host two information sessio…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 25

December 1, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 25, 2017 decreased to 1,857 from the previous week’s total of 2,718. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 26…

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