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  • Unemployment rates in Southern US states, cities

    August 2, 2012 3:35 AM

    Unemployment rates rose in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in June, mostly because of seasonal trends. Many young people launch job searches in the summer post-graduation, and that can push up unemployment rates. The metro data isn't seasonally adjusted for such trends. Here are unemployment rates for states... more »
  • Unemployment rate hits 8.3 pct. after hiring burst

    February 3, 2012 10:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in three years, 8.3 percent. The latest decline -- the fifth one in five months -- comes after employers added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. It's the most impressive surge for the job market... more »
  • Fewer Seek Unemployment Aid as Job Market Improves

    February 2, 2012 9:31 AM

    The number of people seeking unemployment aid fell last week, a sign that companies are cutting fewer jobs and likely stepping up hiring. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment applications fell 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped for the third straight week... more »
  • Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

    January 5, 2012 9:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, ending the year on a three-month run of declines that point to stronger hiring in 2012. Weekly applications dropped by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week, the Labor Department said. That's 11 percent lower... more »
  • Unemployment Benefit Claims Lower

    November 17, 2011 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is offering some fresh economic numbers today. The Labor Department says first time claims for unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000 last week. That's the lowest level since April. The less volatile four-week average dropped below 400,000 for the first time... more »
  • More People Applied for Unemployment Benefits

    April 28, 2011 8:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign the job market's recovery is slow and uneven. Applications for unemployment benefits jumped 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 429,000 for the week ending April 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the... more »
  • LA Workforce Commission Quickly Implementing Federal Extended Unemployment Compensation

    December 21, 2010 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is making the federal extension of unemployment compensation benefits fast and easy for the 4,570 claimants immediately affected by the federal law approved Friday. The new law does not add more weeks of benefits, but it does extend the filing deadline... more »
  • Acadiana Residents Frustrated with Unemployment Claim Process

    November 18, 2010 7:18 PM

    Waiting for unemployment money can be stressful ... not knowing when the checks will start coming in after you've been let go from your job. Most of the time the state says you'll get paid within the week. But we've been getting emails from viewers who say it's been two... more »
  • Unemployment Claims Drop Sharply to 434K

    October 28, 2010 8:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the second drop in a row and a hopeful sign the job market could be improving. The Labor Department says initial claims for jobless benefits dropped by 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 434,000 in the week that ended Oct.... more »
  • Louisiana Unemployment Rate

    September 24, 2010 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With more people looking for jobs and temporary Census jobs ending, Louisiana finished August with 13,600 more non-farm jobs in August than a year ago - a drop in the overall growth from the previous month, state labor officials said Friday. In July, the state was... more »
  • LA's Unemployment Rate Rose to 7.6 Percent

    September 21, 2010 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in August from 7.2 percent in July. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says that Louisiana was one of 27 states that recorded an increase last month, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The agency says there were 8,600... more »
  • LA Lawmakers Disputing New Report That Moratorium Has Not Increased Unemployment

    September 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are disputing a new report from the Obama administration that says deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico has not increased unemployment in the region. The report was released at a Senate hearing today. It says the moratorium imposed after the BP oil spill... more »
  • LA Unemployment Rate Crept up to 7.2 Percent

    August 20, 2010 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New federal statistics show that Louisiana added more than 3,000 non-farm jobs last month, but the state's unemployment rate still crept up, from 7 percent in June to 7.2 percent in July. Despite the overall increase in non-agricultural employment, the number considered unemployed in the state... more »
  • LEDA Job Fair

    August 18, 2010 6:21 PM

    Some businesses looking to hire are now combing through thousands of resumes. The Lafayette Economic Development Authority held their 15th annual job fair Wednesday at the Cajundome Convention Center. With the nation's unemployment rate hovering near 10 percent, organizers say they were not surprised to see nearly 3 thousand jobseekers... more »
  • Filing Extension of Unemployment Benefits Goes Into Effect

    July 23, 2010 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Letters will be going out beginning Monday to more than 15,000 Louisianians who may be eligible for extended unemployment benefits and are not now getting them, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said today. The letters will give eligible claimants instructions on when and how to file.... more »
  • Louisiana's Unemployment Rate Crept Up

    July 20, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate crept up in June to 7 percent despite the addition of 5,800 non-farm jobs. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that Louisiana had the fourth-largest non-farm employment increase among the states last month - behind Texas, Kentucky and Arkansas. At the... more »
  • Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May

    June 18, 2010 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday, at the same time, the state added 11,100 jobs last month, one of the best numbers on a percentage basis in the United States. The April unemployment rate... more »
  • Unemployment Claims in Louisiana Rose 11.2 Percent

    June 4, 2010 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time unemployment claims in Louisiana rose 11.2 percent last week. The Louisiana Workforce Commission blames the jump on a typical seasonal pattern involving educational services, health care and social assistance. The agency says there were 5,166 initial claims for benefits for the week ending May... more »
  • Louisiana's Unemployment Rate Dropped

    April 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in March. The federal Labor Department says Louisiana was among 17 states, as well as the District of Columbia, that saw seasonally adjusted jobless rates drop from February to March. Louisiana's jobless rate for February was 7.3 percent.... more »
  • Jobless benefits extension hits snag in Senate

    October 2, 2009 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits in the 27 states with the highest jobless rates is being slowed by some lawmakers upset that their own states would be left out. Senate leaders had hoped for a quick voice vote endorsing the House-passed bill to ensure a continued... more »
  • Chosen States to Receive Unemployment Help

    September 24, 2009 8:17 AM

    Help is on the way for some 300-thousand unemployed Americans. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill extending jobless benefits for 13-weeks. But money will go only to 27-states where unemployment rates are 8-point-five percent or higher. Right now Louisiana is not considered a "high risk" state. The senate... more »

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