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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 21

March 27, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 21, 2020 rose to 72,438 from the week ending March 7, 2020 total of 1,698. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar…

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 Not seasonal unemployment rate sees steepest over-the-month drop since Feb 2006; Unemployed down 29K

March 27, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.3 percent in February 2020. When…

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 Special COVID-19 Blanket Employment Certificates for Minors to work in Louisiana

March 26, 2020

BATON ROUGE - In response to the current COVID-19 event, under La. R.S. 23:184.1 the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will begin issuing sixty (60) day blanket Employment Certificates for employer…

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 LWC announces additional deferral for 2020 first quarter unemployment wage and tax reports

March 24, 2020

BATON ROUGE – To further assist Louisiana employers during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) national emergency, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today that the deadline for first q…

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 LWC’s Office of Workers’ Compensation issues emergency rule

March 23, 2020

BATON ROUGE – As concerns over the health and wellbeing of injured workers increase as a result of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), Office of Workers’ Compensat…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 14

March 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 14, 2020 rose to 2,255 from the previous week’s total of 1,698. For a comparison, during the week ending March 16, 2019…

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 LWC announces 2020 first quarter unemployment tax payment deferral

March 19, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Today, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced that Louisiana employers will get a temporary deferral from paying their first quarter 2020 unemployment taxes. Employers will s…

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 LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie to address COVID-19 unemployment insurance-related questions

March 17, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Secretary Ava Dejoie will hold a press conference at LWC headquarters in Baton Rouge, La. Tuesday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m., to address common unemploy…

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 Third lowest annualized unemployment rate in series history

March 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Per revisions from Bureau of Labor & Statistics (BLS) annual benchmarking procedure, preliminary data released today shows that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted annualized unemploymen…

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 2020 schedule of employment data, unemployment rates press releases

March 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE —The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the schedule for its 2020 monthly press releases of employment and unemployment data. The release of statewide nonfarm industry employm…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Mar. 7

March 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 7, 2020 rose to 1,698 from the previous week’s total of 1,509. For a comparison, during the week ending March 9, 2019, …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Feb. 29

March 6, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 29, 2020 dropped to 1,509 from the previous week’s total of 1,798. For a comparison, during the week ending March 2, 20…

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