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 Extension of Application Period for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

September 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is extending the disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) application period to October 30, 2020 for individuals affected by Hurricane Laura. Inclu…

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 COVID-19 August 2020 MSA DATA

September 25, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2020 decreased to 8.1 percent, down 1.9 percentage points from July 2020’s revised not seasonally adjusted unemployment r…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending September 19

September 24, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 19, 2020 dropped to 14,842 from the week ending September 12, 2020 total of 16,182. For a comparison, during the w…

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 Louisiana has added 133,400 jobs since April; unemployment declines

September 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE –. Preliminary data for August 2020 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased to 7.6 percent; do…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending September 12

September 17, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 12, 2020 dropped to 16,182 from the week ending September 5, 2020 total of 24,566. For a comparison, during the we…

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 Louisiana Workforce Commission Addresses Overpayments Issue

September 17, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is aware of approximately 7,600 Unemployment Insurance overpayment notices that were generated on September 9 - 10, 2020. LWC is working with the…

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 UPDATE –Disaster Unemployment Assistance now available for 3 new Parishes

September 14, 2020

BATON ROUGE – A request by Gov. John Bel Edwards that was approved by President Donald J. Trump granting a major disaster declaration for Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricane Laura will make disas…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending September 5

September 11, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 5, 2020 rose to 24,566 from the week ending August 29, 2020 total of 16,191. For a comparison, during the week end…

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 Lost Wage Assistance ends week ending Sept. 5

September 11, 2020

BATON ROUGE –Today, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has notified all agencies that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) grant (the add…

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 UPDATE –Disaster Unemployment Assistance now available for 2 new parishes

September 10, 2020

BATON ROUGE – A request by Gov. John Bel Edwards that was approved by President Donald J. Trump granting a major disaster declaration for Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricane Laura will make disas…

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 LWC has paid $366 million in Lost Wage Assistance

September 4, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today that it has paid approximately $366 million in total Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) to impacted Louisiana residents since August 26. …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending August 29

September 3, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 29, 2020 rose to 16,191 from the week ending August 22, 2020 total of 12,529. For a comparison, during the week endin…

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 Disaster Unemployment Assistance now available for 10 new parishes

September 2, 2020

BATON ROUGE – A request by Gov. John Bel Edwards that was approved by President Donald J. Trump granting a major disaster declaration for Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricane Laura will make disas…

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