Unemployment Fraud in Louisiana?

By Daniel J. Erspamer
Two weeks ago, it appeared as though the Louisiana economy was once again headed for darker times. As other states were reinstituting stricter lockdown penalties and Mayor LaToya Cantrell was canceling Mardi Gras, the number of new Louisiana unemployment claims skyrocketed to over 40,000. It seemed the lack of travel to Louisiana might have resulted in...

TAGS: COVID-19, fraud, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance

Data Places Louisiana First in Nation for Overpayment of Unemployment Benefits

By Fergus Hodgson
Director of state’s workforce commission warns against state-by-state comparisons NEW ORLEANS – According to data released by the US Department of Labor, Louisiana is by far the leading culprit for overpayments of unemployment insurance. However, Louisiana’s Workforce Commission Director, Curt Eysink, strongly disputes any interpretation that places the state’s UI program at the bottom of...

TAGS: Curt Eysink, fraud, overpayments, spending, state comparisons, Unemployment Insurance