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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 24

April 30, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 24, 2021 dropped to 7,114 from the week ending April 17, 2021 total of 8,829. For a comparison, during the week ending…

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 Job Opportunities and COVID Vaccines Lined Up for Students

April 30, 2021

BATON ROUGE – High school students in East Baton Rouge Parish can get a head start this weekend on applying to jobs while also doing their part in the fight against COVID-19 in Louisiana. The Louisian…

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 LWC Partners with Kuder to Further Assist Louisianans in Returning to Work

April 26, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is proud to announce its partnership with Kuder Inc. to utilize the company’s Hope Central platform. As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemi…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 17

April 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 17, 2021 dropped to 8,829 from the week ending April 10, 2021 total of 9,809. For a comparison, during the week ending…

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 Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates drop in every MSA again

April 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE – For the 2nd month in a row, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell over the month in all nine of Louisiana’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Louisiana’s March 2021 not…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 10

April 16, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 10, 2021 dropped to 9,809 from the week ending April 3, 2021 total of 12,263. For a comparison, during the week ending…

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 Seasonally adjusted employed increases from February, rate declines

April 16, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for March 2021 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted number of employed individuals rose by 3,572 from Fe…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending April 3

April 9, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 3, 2021 dropped to 12,263 from the week ending March 27, 2021 total of 12,845. For a comparison, during the week endin…

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 Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates drop in every MSA

April 6, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s February 2021 not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points from January to 7.1%. This is the lowest not seasonally adjusted rate since the March 20…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending March 27

April 5, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 27, 2021 rose to 12,845 from the week ending March 20, 2021 total of 6,468. For a comparison, during the week ending M…

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 LWC continues efforts to combat UI fraud and overpayments

April 5, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Since March of last year, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, LWC, has paid over $8 billion in Unemployment Insurance benefits to almost one million people. In fact, the LWC has paid ove…

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