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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 24

October 30, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 24, 2020 dropped to 9,943 from the week ending October 17, 2020 total of 13,039. For a comparison, during the week e…

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 Not seasonal nonfarm employment up 120,500 jobs since April

October 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2020 increased to 8.2 percent; an increase of 0.2 percentage points from August 2020’s revised not seasonally adjusted…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 17

October 23, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 17, 2020 dropped to 13,039 from the week ending October 10, 2020 total of 13,577. For a comparison, during the week …

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 Nonfarm employment up 129,000 jobs since April 2020

October 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for September 2020 released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.1 percent; …

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 Affected Parishes Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

October 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE – BATON ROUGE – President Donald J. Trump officially granted a major disaster declaration request for 5 Louisiana parishes, making disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) available to busin…

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 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching for Workers Affected by Hurricane Laura in La. Parishes

October 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reminds individuals impacted by Hurricane Laura in the Louisiana parishes listed below that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending October 10

October 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 10, 2020 rose to 13,577 from the week ending October 3, 2020 total of 13,461. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 3

October 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 3, 2020 dropped to 13,461 from the week ending September 26, 2020 total of 16,296. For a comparison, during the week…

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 LWC reminds Individuals about Lost Wage Assistance Eligibility

October 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) was a federal unemployment supplement benefit available to anyone with ALL three of the following qualifications: - Qualified for unemployment benefits, as…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending September 26

October 2, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 26, 2020 rose to 16,296 from the week ending September 19, 2020 total of 14,842. For a comparison, during the week…

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