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 Not Seasonally Adjusted data shows strong COVID-19 recovery

May 28, 2021

BATON ROUGE –On the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 effect on the state’s workforce, Louisiana’s April 2021 not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 6.1 percentage points to 6.6% from th…

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 Individuals Needing Identity Verification for Unemployment Claim Get Time-Saving Aid

May 25, 2021

Thousands of individuals with pending identity verification issues on their unemployment claims will have those resolved this week as part of the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) partnership wit…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 15

May 21, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 15, 2021 dropped to 6,327 from the week ending May 8, 2021 total of 7,129. For a comparison, during the week ending May …

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 Nonfarm employment shows signs of recovery one year after COVID-19 Pandemic began

May 21, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data for April 2021 released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment figure was estimated to be 1,837,…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 8

May 14, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 8, 2021 rose to 7,129 from the week ending May 1, 2021 total of 6,783. For a comparison, during the week ending May 9, 2…

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 Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending May 1

May 7, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 1, 2021 dropped to 6,783 from the week ending April 24, 2021 total of 7,114. For a comparison, during the week ending Ma…

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 LWC Aims to Thwart Unemployment ID Theft with New Partnership

May 4, 2021

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is taking its fight against unemployment identity theft to the next level with a partnership with federally certified identity verification provider ID.me. Beg…

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 LWC Response to Over 900,000 Paid, 0.0013 Improper Payment Finding

May 3, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) works tirelessly to uphold the integrity of the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system, a crucial safety-net for the hundreds of thousands of…

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