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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 25

April 30, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 25, 2020 dropped to 66,141 from the week ending April 18, 2020 total of 91,923. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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 Not Seasonally Adjusted Job Data for March 2020

April 24, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The March labor market information below broadly reflects the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To view a FAQ from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, !1 BATON ROUGE – Louisian…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending April 18

April 23, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 18, 2020 rose to 91,923 from the week ending April 11, 2020 total of 79,653. For a comparison, during the week ending …

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 LWC pays more than $560 million in COVID-19 benefit payments

April 22, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Since March 22, 2020, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has paid out $561,358,411 in total benefits to over 302,000 Louisianians whose employment has been impacted during the unpr…

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 March 2020 State Data

April 17, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The March labor market information below broadly reflects the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An FAQ from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, !1 BATON ROUGE – Preliminary dat…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 11

April 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 11, 2020 dropped to 79,653 from the week ending April 4, 2020 total of 102,172. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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 Louisiana Workforce Commission releases video answering FAQs

April 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – In the last nineteen days, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has paid unemployed Louisianans nearly $270 million dollars in federal and state benefits to assist them during the CO…

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 Louisiana one of only two states in nation providing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

April 15, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) notified the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) that it is only one of two states in the nation currently administering Pandemic Unemployment Assis…

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 Louisiana’s Unemployed and Self-Employed Workers Begin Receiving Payments

April 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE- As of 8:30 a.m. this morning, Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) made a one-day payment of $89,743,697 to Louisianans who have lost their jobs or had reduced hours due to the COVID-19 p…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending April 4

April 9, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 4, 2020 rose to 102,172 from the week ending March 28, 2020 total of 97,400. For a comparison, during the week ending …

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 Louisiana UI claimants will begin receiving $600 federal benefits April 13

April 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana residents who have lost income due to COVID-19 – including 1099, salon, gig and other self-employed workers – will begin receiving an additional $600 in Unemployment Insurance …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 28

April 3, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 28, 2020 rose to 97,400 from the week ending March 21, 2020 total of 72,438. For a comparison, during the week ending M…

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 Not Seasonally Adjusted Job Data for February 2020

April 3, 2020

Please note, this data covers not seasonal employment data for February 2020, and does not reflect any COVID-19 impacts. Please visit www.laworks.net to learn how the LWC is helping Louisiana employees, and emplo…

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