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 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadlines for Workers Affected by Severe Winter Storms in La. Parishes

March 29, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reminds individuals impacted by the severe winter storms in the Louisiana parishes listed below that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment As…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending March 20

March 26, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 20, 2021 dropped to 6,468 from the week ending March 13, 2021 total of 7,195. For a comparison, during the week ending…

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 Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increases from January

March 26, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for February 2021 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment rose by 3,400 jobs from Januar…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending March 13

March 19, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 13, 2021 rose to 7,195 from the week ending March 6, 2021 total of 7,100. For a comparison, during the week ending Mar…

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 LWC HiRE System Available, Updated to Accommodate New Extended Benefits

March 17, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) HiRE system is now available with additional programming to provide for a more seamless transition into new Unemployment Insurance benefits available…

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 Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate drops 0.3% from December; benchmarked data shows new employment high set in January 2020

March 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for January 2021 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from December 2020 by …

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending March 6

March 12, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 6, 2021 rose to 7,100 from the week ending February 27, 2021 total of 6,981. For a comparison, during the week ending …

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 Affected Parishes Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

March 11, 2021

BATON ROUGE – President Joseph R. Biden officially granted a major disaster declaration request for 23 Louisiana parishes, making disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) available to businesses and res…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending February 27

March 5, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending February 27, 2021 rose to 6,981 from the week ending February 20, 2021 total of 6,447. For a comparison, during the week end…

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 Louisiana work-related fatalities 2019 data released

March 2, 2021

BATON ROUGE – At the same time work-related fatalities recorded for the United States increased to 5,333 in 2019 from 5,250 in 2018, Louisiana’s number of work-related fatalities recorded also increas…

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