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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 18

May 24, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 18, 2019 rose to 2,296 from the previous week’s total of 2,028. For a comparison, during the week ending May 19, 2018, 2…

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Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate and number of employed at series low

May 24, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) for April 2019 shows that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2019 decreased to 3.5 percent – down f…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 11

May 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 11, 2019 rose to 2,028 from the previous week’s total of 2,009. For a comparison, during the week ending May 12, 2018, 2…

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Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate and number of unemployed hits record low

May 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) for April 2019 shows that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2019 decreased to 3.5 percent – …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 4

May 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 4, 2019 dropped to 2,009 from the previous week’s total of 2,030. For a comparison, during the week ending May 5, 2018, …

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Louisiana Unemployment Trust Fund surpasses $1 billion

May 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, which is administered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), surpassed the $1 billion mark this week – the highest the fund has been sin…

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Governor, LWC Sec. Dejoie recognize graduates of Louisiana's first IT apprenticeship program

May 9, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards congratulated nine graduates who have made history as Louisiana’s first Information Technology (IT) Registered Apprenticeship program alumnae during a press con…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Apr. 27

May 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr 27, 2019 rose to 2,030 from the previous week’s total of 1,593. For a comparison, during the week ending Apr 28, 2018, 2…

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Louisiana GDP grows by 5.1% since 2016, outpaces nation

May 1, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Based on figures released this morning by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Louisiana’s gross domestic product (GDP) compound annual growth rate from 2016-2018 was 5.1%, - the 11th …

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