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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending July 22

July 28, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 22, 2017 decreased to 2,700 from the previous week’s total of 2,939. For the comparable week a year ago, ending July 23, 2…

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Nonfarm & private-sector jobs post strong growth from June 2016

July 28, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Data released on Friday, July 21, 2017, by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the total not-seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs increased by 21,600 from June 2016, bringing…

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LWC, Ochsner recruiting veterans for healthcare jobs, LPN training program

July 25, 2017

SLIDELL – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has partnered with Ochsner Health System to provide specialized training and employment opportunities for veterans with qualified military specialtie…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending July 15

July 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 15, 2017 decreased to 2,939 from the previous week’s total of 3,019. For the comparable week a year ago, ending July 16, 2…

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Louisiana unemployment rate at three-year low

July 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that total nonfarm jobs increased by 20,700 since June 2016, for a new total of 1,988,800. In ad…

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Graphic Packaging increases productivity through IWTP grant

July 18, 2017

WEST MONROE – A North Louisiana company has won a prestigious national safety award due to its utilization of a program provided by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). Graphic Packaging Inter…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending July 8

July 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 8, 2017 increased to 3,019 from the previous week’s total of 2,969. For the comparable week a year ago, ending July 9, 201…

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Morehouse Center provides career jump-start for local residents

July 14, 2017

BASTROP – Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Executive Director Ava Dejoie visited the Morehouse Business & Career Solutions Center (BCSC) in Bastrop, as part of her recent trip to the Monroe and Sh…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending July 1

July 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 1, 2017 increased to 2,969 from the previous week’s total of 2,959. For the comparable week a year ago, ending July 2, 2016…

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