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 Affected Parishes Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

August 31, 2020

BATON ROUGE – President Donald J. Trump officially granted a major disaster declaration request for 6 Louisiana parishes, making disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) available to businesses and resi…

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 COVID-19 JULY 2020 MSA DATA

August 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 9.9 percent; down 0.5 percentage points from June 2020’s revised not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 10.4 perc…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending August 22

August 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 22, 2020 dropped to 12,529 from the week ending August 15, 2020 total of 14,365. For a comparison, during the week en…

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 Louisiana Workforce Commission Pays Millions in Lost Wages Assistance

August 27, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission paid $240 million in Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) to almost 300,000 eligible claimants on Wednesday, August 26. This is the largest payout of benefits t…

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 400,000 individuals will receive $300 in Lost Wages Assistance (LWA

August 25, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Approximately 400,000 eligible unemployment insurance claimants will receive weekly Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) payments beginning tomorrow, Wednesday. The retroactive payments will inclu…

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 COVID – 19 July 2020 State Data

August 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for July 2020 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased to 9.4 percent; down …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending August 15

August 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 15, 2020 rose to 14,365 from the week ending August 8, 2020 total of 11,131. For a comparison, during the week ending…

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 Louisiana Workforce Commission to Extend Lost Wages Assistance to up to 20,000 Claimants

August 19, 2020

BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Workforce Commission will reach out to 20,000 hardworking Louisianans who may not have qualified for federal Lost Wage Assistance. Individuals who may not have indicated tha…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending August 8

August 14, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 8, 2020 dropped to 11,131 from the week ending August 1, 2020 total of 13,402. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending August 1

August 6, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 1, 2020 dropped to 13,402 from the week ending July 25, 2020 total of 18,511. For a comparison, during the week endin…

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