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Unemployment Insurance: Louisiana

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Patricia A. Morley, Research and Writing Associates


  • Most employers doing business in Louisiana are subject to the Louisiana Employment Security Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Employers and claimants may waive the right to receive written notices or determinations by certified mail. See Filing Claims.
  • Louisiana employers must comply with specific notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements related to unemployment insurance. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.