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New Louisiana Injured Worker Compensation Weekly Amounts Effective Sept. 1

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has published the new weekly minimum and maximum compensation rates for injured workers that are effective Sept. 1. The new maximum amount is $688 a week and the new minimum is …

Louisiana Sees 12 Consecutive Quarters of Personal Income Growth

Data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that personal income in Louisiana has grown for 12 consecutive quarters since 2016 Q1, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. Between 2018 Q4 and 2019 Q1 Louisiana personal income grew at …

Louisiana Has Second Lowest Non-Fatal Work Injury Rate, Officials Say

Louisiana is second only to Washington, D.C., with the lowest non-fatal work-related injury rate in the country, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced. A recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) report showed that the state’s rate of non-fatal accidents and …

Louisiana Sees 10-Month Increase in Not Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Jobs

Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 26,000 jobs from July 2017 to 1,980,200, marking 10 consecutive months of increases, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. Over the same time period, not seasonally adjusted private sector employment increased by 28,500 …

Louisiana in May Saw a 44.4K Annual Increase in Number of Employed

Louisiana Workforce Commission said as of May the state has experienced a year-over-year increase of 44,453 in the number of individuals employed in Louisiana. Louisiana’s civilian labor force is now 2,138,975, which is the highest number of individuals in Louisiana’s …

Louisiana Ramps Up Effort to Prevent Employers from Misclassifying Workers

Several state and federal government entities partnering on a Louisiana task force to target employers who misclassify workers plan increased activity in 2018, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). The LWC’s Unemployment Insurance and Office of Workers’ Compensation divisions …

Louisiana Continues to See Gains in Employment

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reports that the state’s unemployment rate is at a three-year low. In a July 21 announcement, the LWC said seasonally adjusted data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that total nonfarm jobs …

Worker Safety Improves in Louisiana; State Ranked No. 2 Nationally in 2015

The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers improved in 2015 to the best level in 14 years, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. That’s according to a federal Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, the LWC said. …

Louisiana Sees Big Growth in Health Care, Education Employment

Employment in education and health services grew by 2,400 jobs in December 2015 to the highest level since the current employment tracking system began in 1990, while Louisiana’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent, according to seasonally-adjusted data released by …

Louisiana in No. 2 Spot for Low Work-Related Injuries, Illness

The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers improved to its best level since the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration revised its record-keeping rules in 2002. Louisiana ranked second-best among 41 states and the District …