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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending January 23

January 29, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 23, 2021 dropped to 12,004 from the week ending January 16, 2021 total of 16,340. For a comparison, during the week …

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 LWC Paid More than $346 Million to nearly 197,000 Louisianans in January

January 29, 2021

BATON ROUGE - In the Fourth week of 2021, January 24-29, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) paid nearly $95 million to the state’s unemployed and underemployed individuals. So far this year, Lou…

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 Form 1099-G Information for 2020 Unemployment Benefits Now Available in HiRE

January 28, 2021

Agency provides guidance on anticipated high number of suspected identity theft report BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has begun the process of mailing 698,000 1099-G forms …

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 Unemployment rate drops 1.3%, number of unemployed falls

January 26, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for December 2020 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the number of seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals was 151,160, a drop of 2…

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 State’s Improving Unemployment Rate Triggers End of Special Extended Benefits Program

January 25, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s improving unemployment rate means the end of one of the federally funded benefits programs that began in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Workforce Commissi…

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 In First Three Weeks of January LWC Paid More than $251.5 Million

January 22, 2021

BATON ROUGE - In the third week of 2021 the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has paid $84.9 million to the State’s unemployed and underemployed individuals. So far this year, Louisiana has paid mo…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending January 16

January 22, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 16, 2021 dropped to 16,340 from the week ending January 9, 2021 total of 20,497. For a comparison, during the week e…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending January 9

January 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 9, 2021 dropped to 20,497 from the week ending January 2, 2021 total of 25,365. For a comparison, during the week en…

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 LWC Distributes $54 Million in Federal Funds to 180,000 Louisianans in Second Week of CARES Act Stimulus Program

January 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) began processing $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) on January 4, 2021. Now, in the second week of the program, the state has…

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 2021 schedule of employment data, unemployment rates press releases

January 13, 2021

BATON ROUGE —The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the schedule for its 2021 monthly press releases of employment and unemployment data. The release of statewide nonfarm industry employm…

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 Parishes Affected by Hurricane Zeta Now Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

January 13, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Following the impacts of Hurricane Zeta on October 26-29, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards requested a major disaster declaration for 6 Louisiana parishes, making disaster unemployment as…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending January 2

January 8, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending January 2, 2021 rose to 25,365 from the week ending December 26, 2020 total of 8,246. For a comparison, during the week endi…

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 LWC Processes $41M in extended benefits to 140k Louisianans in 5 days

January 8, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) was among the first states in the nation to begin distributing $300 Federal Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments in addition to other unempl…

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 LWC encourages Unemployment Insurance Claimants to Utilize HiRE Accounts

January 6, 2021

BATON ROUGE – As the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) works to implement a new unemployment insurance benefits program, the agency encourages claimants to check their HiRE accounts. LWC began proc…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending December 26

January 4, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending December 26, 2020 rose to 8,246 from the week ending December 19, 2020 total of 7,926. For a comparison, during the week end…

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 LWC Actively Distributing $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

January 4, 2021

All Louisianans Currently Receiving Unemployment Benefits Qualify for Payment BATON ROUGE – All eligible individuals who are currently receiving unemployment benefits for weeks ending January 2, 202…

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