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 LWC to assist workers impacted by Bayou Steel closure

September 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Today the LWC was forwarded a WARN from Bayou Steel. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide re-employment assistance to these workers. Although the exact time-frame for layo…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 21

September 27, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 21, 2019 dropped to 1,653 from the previous week’s total of 1,806. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept. 22, …

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 Number of unemployed down, employed up; all metro areas decline from July 2019 and August 2018

September 27, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), shows that the number of not seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals decreased by 11,734 from 114,224 in August …

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 LA Unemployment Trust Fund past $1 billion mark, highest in 10 years

September 25, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The trust fund that covers unemployment benefits for Louisiana workers is projected to reach $1.13 billion for the year ending August 31, 2020, marking its highest balance in a decade. …

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 Personal income grows 13 consecutive quarters

September 24, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that Louisiana personal income grew by $2.67 billion to $224.43 billion between 2019 Q1 and 2019 Q2, a new series recor…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Sept. 14

September 20, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 14, 2019 rose to 1,806 from the previous week’s total of 1,683. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept. 15, 201…

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 LWC committed to ensuring all Louisianans are counted in Census

September 20, 2019

BATON ROUGE – As the country prepares for the 2020 Federal Census, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) stands ready to help. The Census, created to count every resident in the United States, …

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 Seasonally adjusted nonfarm and private sector employment add jobs from July 2019 and August 2018

September 20, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 1,000 jobs from 1,985,600 in August 2018 to 1,9…

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 LWC to host DCFS recruiting events in Delhi on Sept. 25

September 18, 2019

DELHI, La. – On Wednesday, September 25, job seekers in Richland, Franklin, Madison, West Carroll and surrounding parishes will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions for jobs available…

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 LWC to host DCFS recruiting events in Acadiana on Sept. 24-25

September 17, 2019

LAFAYETTE, La. – On September 24-25, job seekers in Acadiana will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions for jobs available with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as…

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 LWC to host DCFS, OMV recruiting events in Denham Springs on Sept. 18

September 17, 2019

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. – On Wednesday, September 18, job seekers in Livingston Parish will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions for jobs available with the Department of Children and Fam…

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 LWC to host DCFS, OMV recruiting events in Terrebonne Parish Sept. 19

September 17, 2019

GRAY, La. – On Thursday, September 19, job seekers in the Terrebonne Parish region will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions for jobs available with the Department of Children and Fam…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Sept. 7

September 13, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 7, 2019 dropped to 1,683 from the previous week’s total of 1,881. For a comparison, during the week ending Sept. 8, 20…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending August 31

September 6, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 31, 2019 dropped to 1,881 from the previous week’s total of 1,972. For a comparison, during the week ending September…

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