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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 24

November 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov 24, 2018 dropped to 1,789 from the previous week’s total of 2,303. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov 25, 2017…

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Not seasonally adjusted employment increases; All metro unemployment rates down from September

November 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted data released last week by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the number of not seasonally adjusted employed individuals increased by 14,930 to …

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Workers' Compensation Judge Robert Varnado passes away

November 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) regrets to announce the passing of Workers’ Compensation Judge Robert Varnado who presided over District 06 in Covington, Louisiana. Judge V…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Nov. 17

November 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov 17, 2018 rose to 2,303 from the previous week’s total of 2,115. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov 18, 2017, 2…

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13 months in a row, Louisiana adds jobs again

November 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 19,400 jobs to 1,989,700 since October 2017. For t…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Nov. 10

November 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov 10, 2018 rose to 2,115 from the previous week’s total of 1,945. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov 11, 2017, 2…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 3

November 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov 3, 2018 dropped to 1,945 from the previous week’s total of 1,957. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov 4, 2017, …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Oct. 27

November 5, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct 27, 2018 dropped to 1,957 from the previous week’s total of 1,989. For a comparison, during the week ending Oct 28, 2017…

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