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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 22

September 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept 22, 2018 dropped to 1,836 from the previous week’s total of 2,033. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept 23, 20…

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Unemployment rates decline in all metropolitan areas

September 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE – From July 2018, all nine metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) saw declines in their not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates. From August 2017, six of the nine MSAs saw declines in t…

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Louisiana personal incomes 2nd highest growth in nation

September 25, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Personal income figures in Louisiana are among the best in the nation, according to a recent report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Louisiana had the second-highest personal…

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August 2018 second-highest employment in series history for the month

September 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The number of people employed in August 2018 was 2,023,966 – the second-highest in series history for the month of August. For the past eleven months, nonfarm seasonally adjusted emplo…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Sept. 15

September 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept 15, 2018 rose to 2,033 from the previous week’s total of 1,741. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept 16, 2017,…

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La. Unemployment Insurance Tax Dept. wins national award

September 20, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Louisiana’s Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration (OUIA) has earned the highly coveted UI Performance award for excellence in UI Tax Operations for a medium state from the…

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La. Unemployment Trust Fund projected to reach $1 billion milestone

September 20, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The trust fund that covers unemployment benefits for Louisiana workers is projected to hit the $1 billion balance mark this year, the highest total in nearly a decade. The state’s Re…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept 8

September 14, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept 8, 2018 dropped to 1,741 from the previous week’s total of 2,040. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept 9, 2017…

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Dongsung FineTec job fair in Lake Charles postponed

September 11, 2018

LAKE CHARLES – Due to project delays, the Dongsung FineTec International job fair originally scheduled for Wed., Sept. 19, will be postponed until further notice. Dongsung FineTec, with the support…

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State Council approves two LWC Apprenticeship programs

September 11, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The State Apprenticeship Council approved two programs during its August meeting held at the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Baton Rouge headquarters. Morton Salt Inc., located…

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LWC Registered Apprenticeship program launches website

September 10, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Registered Apprenticeship division has launched a new website, ApprenticeshipLA.com. The website is interactive and offers quick access to division operation…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept 1

September 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept 1, 2018 dropped to 2,040 from the previous week’s total of 2,135. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept 2, 2017…

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New sessions of line-worker training initiatives under way

September 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The second group of participants in a line-worker training program – a collaboration between Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), Entergy, two community colleges and more than a dozen o…

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