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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Apr. 20

April 26, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr 20, 2019 dropped to 1,593 from the previous week’s total of 1,887. For a comparison, during the week ending Apr 21, 2018…

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Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lowest since February 2008

April 26, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Based on Bureau of Labor and Statistics information released for March 2019, Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.5 percentage points from February 2019 to 3…

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LWC continues to place individuals in family-sustaining careers

April 22, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate which was released last week, showed an over-the-month drop of 0.5 percentage points and an over-the-year drop of 0.7 percentage poi…

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13 straight months, Louisiana continues to add jobs over the year

April 19, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) for March 2019 shows that seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment for Louisiana has increased over the year for the past 13…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Apr. 13

April 19, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr 13, 2019 rose to 1,887 from the previous week’s total of 1,656. For a comparison, during the week ending Apr 14, 2018, 2…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Apr. 6

April 12, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr 6, 2019 drop to 1,656 from the previous week’s total of 1,666. For a comparison, during the week ending Apr 7, 2018, 2,3…

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LWC to host re-entry events for displaced National General workers

April 11, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will be hosting consecutive orientation sessions for workers who were affected by the recent closure of National General Management Corporation. …

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LWC partners with LEDA to assist displaced Walmart workers

April 9, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is partnering with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) to host a job fair for employees impacted by the recent closure of Walmart…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 30

April 5, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar 30, 2019 rose to 1,666 from the previous week’s total of 1,619. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar 31, 2018, 1…

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