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Disaster fraud scheme uncovered by LWC employees leads to conviction of Louisiana woman

March 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A scheme to collect more than $150,000 in federal disaster assistance following the August 2016 floods has ended with the jury conviction of a 38-year-old Independence, La. woman. Ren…

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Louisiana employment improving, unemployment down and available jobs up

March 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.0 percent in February. From January, this figure is down 0.4 percentage points. Compared to this time last year, this…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 17

March 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 17, 2018 rose to 1,805 from the previous week’s total of 1,794. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar. 18, 2017,…

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Louisiana continues progress in positive direction

March 23, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Based off of February employment data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), Louisiana’s labor market has improved markedly from this time last year and beyond. Whil…

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Unemployment rate declines again, economy continues to improve

March 23, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in February 2018. The last time the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower was in April 2008. This drop…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Mar. 10

March 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 10, 2018 dropped to 1,794 from the previous week’s total of 1,897. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar. 11, 20…

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LWC’s Eligible Training Provider and Program Policy open for public commentary

March 12, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of Workforce Development, is soliciting public comment on its proposed Eligible Training Provider and Program List (ETPL) policy. The Work…

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Unemployment rate down by 1.2 percent from last year

March 12, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Per revisions from Bureau of Labor & Statistics (BLS) annual benchmarking procedure, Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent in January. Compared to J…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 3

March 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 3, 2018 rose to 1,897 from the previous week’s total of 1,893. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar. 4, 2017, 2…

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Employment and Wages Third Quarter 2017 Available

March 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the third quarter of 2017 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. These data cover employment and total wa…

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LWC among local organizations launching new healthcare partnership

March 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), in partnership with several business and community organizations, is launching a new healthcare collaboration in Lafourche, Assumption and Terre…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Feb. 24

March 2, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 24, 2018 rose to 1,893 from the previous week’s total of 1,801. For a comparison, during the week ending Feb. 25, 2017,…

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