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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending July 21

July 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 21, 2018 dropped to 2,198 from the previous week’s total of 2,525. For a comparison, during the week ending July 22, 20…

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 LWC’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration welcomes Darrick Lee as fraud manager

July 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Darrick Lee, a licensed attorney in both Louisiana and Texas, has been appointed to the position of Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) Fraud Manager. Darrick has a …

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 Not seasonal employment adds jobs for ninth month in a row

July 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana has recorded its ninth straight over-the-year job increase, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment f…

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 Apprenticeship Council approves first-ever Angola welder/fitter program

July 24, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DOC) has received official approval from the State Apprenticeship Council to establish a welder/fitter Registered Apprenticeshi…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending July 14

July 20, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 14, 2018 rose to 2,525 from the previous week’s total of 2,325. For a comparison, during the week ending July 15, 2017,…

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 Louisiana hits employment record for the month of June

July 20, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the number of seasonally adjusted employed individuals increased by 36,732 to 2,036,316 from June 2017. This is…

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 Louisiana Workforce Commission Puts Employers on Notice – Don’t Misclassify Workers

July 19, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Teaming with partner agencies, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) conducted unannounced site inspections today as the agency ramps up efforts to combat the unethical business pract…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending July 7

July 13, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 7, 2018 rose to 2,325 from the previous week’s total of 2,120. For a comparison, during the week ending July 8, 2017, 3…

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 2018 schedule of employment data, unemployment rates press releases

July 11, 2018

BATON ROUGE —The Louisiana Workforce Commission has revised the schedule for its 2018 monthly press releases of employment and unemployment data. The release of statewide nonfarm industry employment …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 30

July 6, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 30, 2018 dropped to 2,120 from the previous week’s total of 2,263. For a comparison, during the week ending July 1, 201…

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