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 Unemployment rates decline for fourth month in a row in all metro areas

January 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December decreased to 4.0 percent. From November 2017, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percent. Comp…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 20

January 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 20, 2018 dropped to 1,737 from the previous week’s total of 2,945. The shortened work-week due to inclement weather con…

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 LWC, NOVAC announce new date for film industry training workshops in River Parishes

January 24, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Free training workshops designed to help River Parish residents launch careers in the film industry will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Edward Dufresne Com…

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 Unemployment Rate Declines for Eighth Month in a Row

January 23, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent in December. This is the eighth consecutive month the unemployment rate has declined. Compared to December 2016…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 13

January 19, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 13, 2018 rose to 2,945 from the previous week’s total of 2,221. The shortened prior work-week due to the New Year’s hol…

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 Free workshops offer film industry training in River Parishes

January 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – This month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is joining the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) in providing free job training for River Parish residents looking to launch ca…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 6

January 12, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 6, 2018 rose to 2,221 from the previous week’s total of 1,688. The shortened prior work-week due to the Christmas holid…

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 LWC responds to Sam’s Club closure

January 11, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Rapid Response staff team responded to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) issued by Sam’s Club on Jan. 11 for the closure o…

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 Two La. businesses earn LAWorks Award for workplace safety and health management

January 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) OSHA/Safety Consultation Section recently announced R&R Home Care, Inc., of Mandeville, L…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Dec. 30

January 5, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 30, 2017 fell to 1,688 from the previous week’s total of 2,511. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 31, 2016,…

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 Dow apprenticeship program earns registered distinction in Louisiana

January 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Dow Chemical Company has joined the ranks of Louisiana’s growing list of registered apprenticeships, becoming the latest program to seek registration through the Louisiana Workforce Comm…

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 Unemployment rates decline in all metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)

January 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November dropped to 4.2 percent. Compared to the same time last year, Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 1…

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