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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending January 9

January 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 9, 2021 dropped to 20,497 from the week ending January 2, 2021 total of 25,365. For a comparison, during the week en…

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*LWC Distributes $54 Million in Federal Funds to 180,000 Louisianans in Second Week of CARES Act Stimulus Program

January 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) began processing $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) on January 4, 2021. Now, in the second week of the program, the state has…

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 2021 schedule of employment data, unemployment rates press releases

January 13, 2021

BATON ROUGE —The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the schedule for its 2021 monthly press releases of employment and unemployment data. The release of statewide nonfarm industry employm…

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 Parishes Affected by Hurricane Zeta Now Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

January 13, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Following the impacts of Hurricane Zeta on October 26-29, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards requested a major disaster declaration for 6 Louisiana parishes, making disaster unemployment as…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending January 2

January 8, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 2, 2021 rose to 25,365 from the week ending December 26, 2020 total of 8,246. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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 LWC Processes $41M in extended benefits to 140k Louisianans in 5 days

January 8, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) was among the first states in the nation to begin distributing $300 Federal Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments in addition to other unempl…

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 LWC encourages Unemployment Insurance Claimants to Utilize HiRE Accounts

January 6, 2021

BATON ROUGE – As the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) works to implement a new unemployment insurance benefits program, the agency encourages claimants to check their HiRE accounts. LWC began proc…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending December 26

January 4, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending December 26, 2020 rose to 8,246 from the week ending December 19, 2020 total of 7,926. For a comparison, during the week end…

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 LWC Actively Distributing $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

January 4, 2021

All Louisianans Currently Receiving Unemployment Benefits Qualify for Payment BATON ROUGE – All eligible individuals who are currently receiving unemployment benefits for weeks ending January 2, 202…

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