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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 23

October 29, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 23, 2021 dropped to 2,102 from the week ending October 16, 2021 total of 2,804. For a comparison, during the week en…

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 Unemployment rates fall over the year in all parishes for 5th straight month

October 29, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. –Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2021 is 4.9 percent, a decrease of 3.3 percentage points from the September 2020 not seasonally adjusted unemploym…

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 LWC works to help American Job Centers remove barriers for young people in need

October 28, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) was granted a waiver to expand access to resources designed to help young people overcome barriers. It all happened because of the negative …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 16

October 22, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 16, 2021 dropped to 2,804 from the week ending October 9, 2021 total of 3,141. For a comparison, during the week end…

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 Louisiana unemployment numbers show highs and lows after Hurricane Ida

October 22, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – Preliminary data for September 2021 released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows Hurricane Ida’s impact on the state’s employment situation. The September 2021 seaso…

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 Disaster Unemployment Assistance deadline approaching for workers affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana Parishes

October 19, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reminds individuals impacted by Hurricane Ida in the Louisiana parishes listed below that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistan…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending October 9

October 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 9, 2021 rose to 3,141 from the week ending October 2, 2021 total of 3,130. For a comparison, during the week ending …

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 Dozens of career opportunities with LWC to be offered at Virtual Career Fair

October 8, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La.- A virtual job fair next week aims to match future employees with new careers at the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Job seekers can explore a wide variety of opportunities ranging fr…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending October 2

October 8, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 2, 2021 dropped to 3,130 from the week ending September 25, 2021 total of 3,947. For a comparison, during the week e…

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 LWC awarded $5M to support Hurricane Ida recovery and employ displaced workers

October 6, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is launching additional efforts to support jobs and recovery services after Hurricane Ida by employing people from our own communities to reb…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending September 25

October 1, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 25, 2021 dropped to 3,947 from the week ending September 18, 2021 total of 7,107. For a comparison, during the wee…

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 October quarter change means additional tasks for some with unemployment claims

October 1, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – This October brings with it possible additional tasks for unemployed individuals as the state continues to assist thousands of workers impacted by the natural disaster, Hurricane Id…

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