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File weekly for unemployment benefits

For an individual to receive their weekly unemployment benefits, they must file their Weekly Certification by Sunday of each week they are unemployed.
Filing your Weekly Certification can be compared to filling out a weekly timesheet.
Although Governor John Bel Edwards signed Executive Order 2020-30 to waive the job search requirement, individuals must still let the Louisiana Workforce Commission know, weekly, that he or she is still unemployed and that their situation has not changed.

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Tri-Parish jobless rates down from a year ago

Tri-Parish jobless rates down from a year ago
Staff Report
Tri-Parish unemployment rates are down from August 2018 and the workforce is nearly unchanged over the year, according to not seasonally adjusted numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The workforce in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline totaled 67,896, down 139 from the August 2018 workforce numbering 68,035.
The workforce count includes both those employed and those seeking a job.

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Unemployment rate declines for 8th month in a row to 4.6%

Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent in December. This is the eighth consecutive month the unemployment rate has declined. Compared to December 2016, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased 1.4 percentage points. The last time the unemployment rate was lower was in March 2008.

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Jobless rate improves from a year ago

June unemployment rates in the Tri-Parish area improved from a year ago, but the workforce has yet to catch up to the 2016 numbers, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The combined workforce for St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parish was 69,690 in June, down 2.9 percent from June 2016’s 71,789.
The workforce is the combination of those working and those seeking jobs.
The statistics released Friday are not adjusted for seasonal factors such as weather and holidays.

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Jobless rates, work force down

Tri-Parish unemployment rates are down in February compared to a year ago, but the work force is also down, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The work force in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes dropped 1,846 people or 2.9 percent in February compared February 2016. The combined work force was 63,018 in February, down from 64,864 a year ago.
The February Louisiana unemployment rate was 5.4 percent down from 5.8 percent in February 2016.
The numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

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