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Louisiana’s unemployment program is a program that is designed to provide temporary assistance to workers who have lost their jobs involuntarily. Louisiana unemployment is regulated both by the state of Louisiana and by the federal government.

You may be eligible for Louisiana unemployment if you have lost your job involuntarily, and have worked in Louisiana during the past 18 months as an employee for a company that paid unemployment taxes. You need to be able to work, available for work, and looking for work.

When applying, you will need the following information:

  •  Your Social Security Number
  •  The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all your employers for the last 18 months, as well as the dates you worked for them
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if you are a union member
  •  Alien Registration Number, if you are not a U.S. citizen

The Louisiana Workforce Commission permits you to file for Louisiana Unemployment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also file by calling the Louisiana UI Call Center at 1-866-783-5567.

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