jobless carouselBoth sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes — were released by the U.S. Labor Department.

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The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,961 from the previous week's total of 2,237. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,190 claims.

Hurry, rush to Jersey’s Daiquiris Sports Bar in Broussard for a cold one because at noon tomorrow its license is suspended for two months by the state!

The feds say Donald Domingues reported $259,725 as income and paid $64,909 in taxes but he allegedly failed to mention a $351,000 sales commission, which would have bumped his income up to just over $610,000 and his tax liability to $186,000.

St. Louis-based Perficient Inc. says it will establish a software development center in Louisiana that is expected to create 245 jobs.

Critics say workers and retirees are being held responsible for the Jindal administration's mismanagement of their program.

In the Pelican State, Benjamin Franklin buys you about $109 worth of stuff.

The state's jobless rate rose to 5.4 percent in July from 5 percent in June. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in July 2013.

Local skate shop collaborates with sneaker giant to create the "Crawfish Dunks"

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Local stores open second location

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