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 LWC to Begin System Updates for New COVID Relief Package Unemployment Benefits

December 29, 2020

BATON ROUGE – On December 27, 2020, a federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits was signed into law. The new bill provides an additional $300 t…

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 Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment up 23,900 jobs from October

December 29, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 23,900 jobs from 1,884,500 in October 2020 to 1,908,400 jobs in November 2020. When compared to November 2019, not seasonally adju…

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 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Announced for Additional Parishes for Workers Affected by Hurricane Delta in La. Parishes

December 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission announces the addition of two parishes eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). All other application periods for the remaining parishes f…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending December 19

December 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending December 19, 2020 dropped to 7,926 from the week ending December 12, 2020 total of 9,289. For a comparison, during the week …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending December 12

December 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending December 12, 2020 rose to 9,289 from the week ending December 5, 2020 total of 9,114. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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 Unemployment rate drops 1.1%, state adds 18,500 jobs from October

December 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for November 2020 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that, since October 2020, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 18,500 j…

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 Louisiana Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses 2019

December 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The incidence rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers was fundamentally unchanged in 2019, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending December 5

December 10, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending December 5, 2020 dropped to 9,114 from the week ending November 28, 2020 total of 11,780. For a comparison, during the week …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending November 28

December 4, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 28, 2020 rose to 11,780 from the week ending November 21, 2020 total of 10,045. For a comparison, during the week e…

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 Not seasonal nonfarm employment up 29,300 jobs from September

December 1, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 29,300 jobs from 1,853,400 in September 2020 to 1,882,700 jobs in October 2020. When compared to October 2019, not seasonally adju…

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