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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 25

January 31, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 25, 2020 dropped to 1,878 from the previous week’s total of 2,008. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan. 26, 20…

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 Nonfarm and private sector employment add jobs from last year

January 31, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 8,300 jobs from 1,991,000 in December 2018 to 1,999,300 in December 2019. Not seasonally adjusted private sector employment increa…

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 Four months in a row, Baton Rouge metro area sets nonfarm employment record; Hammond maintains employment record

January 24, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area (MSA) has set a fourth consecutive nonfarm employment…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Jan. 18

January 24, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 18, 2020 dropped to 2,008 from the previous week’s total of 2,521. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan. 19, 20…

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 Fletcher’s 4th cohort of line-workers graduates, boosting state total to 112

January 22, 2020

SCHRIEVER, La. – The fourth cohort of Fletcher Technical Community College’s utility line-worker initiative has graduated from the program, sponsored in part by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 11

January 17, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 11, 2020 rose to 2,521 from the previous week’s total of 1,658. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan. 12, 2019,…

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 Louisiana employer-reported workplace injuries and Illnesses 2018

January 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The incidence rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers was essentially unchanged in 2018, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 4

January 10, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 4, 2020 rose to 1,658 from the previous week’s total of 1,469. For a comparison, during the week ending Jan. 5, 2019, 1…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Dec. 28

January 3, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 28, 2019 dropped to 1,469 from the previous week’s total of 2,218. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 29, 20…

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 Louisiana’s labor force expands, employment up again

January 3, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The number of Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted employed individuals increased by 5,155 from 2,002,468 in October 2019 to 2,007,623 in November 2019. Louisiana’s not seasonally adju…

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