Louisiana unemployment

January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WISE Fund on the chopping block; Budget cuts hit “red” states the hardest; Teachers retirement plan gets poor review; Job numbers up; and Sasol delays decision on massive industrial project
March 18, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Amendment would protect home-care services; Jindal’s executive budget contains non-guaranteed revenues; Louisiana job count rises, largely due to leisure and hospitality sector; and Former state health leader accepts LSU health care job with nice salary. $600 million – The projected shortfall if Jindal’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 funded   the same activities as the current year’s budget. (Source: Senate Fiscal Services Division)
January 8, 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

The War on Poverty at 50: more work to do; State senator proposes changes to Tulane legislative scholarship; Jindal administration asks federal judge to rescind desegregation order; Payday loan industry faces fresh scrutiny in Shreveport; Teacher describes 15 months in virtual charter hell; and Texas Brine insurance dispute leaves local agencies in financial limbo. $207 – The average weekly unemployment benefit in Louisiana, which ranks third-lowest in the country (Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission)
September 23, 2013

Monday, Sept. 23

Louisiana’s job picture improved in August; Decline in state’s uninsured population shows early benefits of ACA; Freedom is just another word for not enough to eat: Paul Krugman; State lacks funds for proper park maintenance; and Tax amnesty begins today; state must collect $200 million. 14,000 – The total number of nonfarm jobs created in Louisiana in August, bringing the state’s total nonfarm employment to an all-time high of 1.952 million. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)