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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 26

January 31, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan 26, 2019 dropped to 1,759 from the previous week’s total of 2,222. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan 27, 2018…

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 Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate annual average is third lowest on record

January 29, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Based on Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) data released on Friday, January 18, Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points from November …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 19

January 25, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan 19, 2019 dropped to 2,222 from the previous week’s total of 2,580. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan 20, 2018…

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 Notice of job fairs, other events via media outlets are not sponsored by the LWC

January 25, 2019

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is appreciative of employers that allow the agency to come on site and provide assistance via Rapid Response. Job fairs and other events are coordinated in conju…

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 1099-G Forms for 2018 Unemployment Claimants Now Available for Download

January 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Individuals who received unemployment benefits in 2018 from the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) can now access their 1099-G form for filing their 2018 income tax return. Anyone …

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 Louisiana workplace incidence rate lowest among states in 2017

January 22, 2019

BATON ROUGE – According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey, Louisiana remained one of the safest states in which to work. The state’s rate of non-fatal accidents and injuries has con…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 12

January 18, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan 12, 2019 rose to 2,580 from the previous week’s total of 1,826. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan 13, 2018, 2…

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 Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increases over-the-year for 15th straight month, unemployment rate declines

January 18, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 21,900 jobs from December 2017 to 1,992,200. This marks the fifte…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 5

January 11, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan 5, 2019 rose to 1,826 from the previous week’s total of 1,509. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan 6, 2018, 2,2…

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 LWC provides guidance to furloughed federal employees in Louisiana

January 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission recognizes the challenges faced by workers furloughed by the partial government shutdown. Furloughed Federal employees who are impacted by the shutdown…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims dropped for week ending Dec. 29

January 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec 29, 2018 dropped to 1,509 from the previous week’s total of 2,184. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec 30, 2017…

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 Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreases statewide; declines in all metro areas for fifth straight month

January 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted data released last week by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage poin…

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