Louisiana Unemployment Assistance
If you live in Louisiana and you've lost your job, help is available. Louisiana unemployment benefits are available through the state via an unemployment insurance fund, which is paid into by employers doing business in Louisiana. Benefits vary based on your past salary and eligibility is determined by an examiner at a local Louisiana unemployment office. You may also apply for assistance in person at your local office or complete an online Louisiana unemployment application.
Applying for Benefits
A specific formula is used by the Louisiana unemployment office to determine the amount of weekly benefits that approved applicants will receive. The ultimate amount of unemployment benefits will be determined after an unemployment application is received and reviewed, and there are basic guidelines that dictate the maximum weekly benefits that may be received by any applicant, along with more specific guidelines that determine the dollar amount of unemployment benefits based on applicants' past wages. Louisiana unemployment benefits are designed to assist those who are out of work meet their financial responsibilities as they seek to gain new employment. An important element of applying for and receiving unemployment benefits in Louisiana is the ongoing process of identifying and applying to employment opportunities that meet one's given skill set, education, and work experience.
In addition to providing information specific to the unemployment guidelines of Louisiana, we have also endeavored to offer information and assistance related to finding new local job opportunities, as well as disability benefits in Louisiana. Such benefits are available for those who have been injured at work, or who are unable to work due to a mental or physical disability.