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LWC amends unemployment claims data after fraud causes unreliable spike

November 25, 2020

BATON ROUGE Over the past two weeks, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) witnessed a drastic increase in Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims. Records show more than 32,000 claims were filed, man…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending November 14

November 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 14, 2020 rose to 43,618 from the week ending November 7, 2020 total of 10,045. For a comparison, during the week en…

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Nonfarm employment up 154,800 jobs since April 2020

November 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE Preliminary data for October 2020 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that, since September 2020, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 21,500 …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending November 7

November 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 7, 2020 rose to 10,045 from the week ending October 31, 2020 total of 8,419. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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DUA Announced for Additional Parishes and Deadline Approaching for Workers Affected by Hurricane Delta in La. Parishes

November 10, 2020

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Announced for Additional Parishes and Deadline Approaching for Workers Affected by Hurricane Delta in La. Parishes BATON ROUGE The Louisiana Workforce Commission r…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 31

November 6, 2020

BATON ROUGE The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 31, 2020 dropped to 8,419 from the week ending October 24, 2020 total of 9,943. For a comparison, during the week en…

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